Speeches

Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2013-14 speech and joint questions and answers, National Press Club

17 December 2013

In the depths of Opposition I chose to climb my first mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. At nearly six kilometres high it is the tallest free standing mountain in the world and the tallest mountain in Africa. Sure, it’s not Mt Everest, but it is much bigger than Mt Kosciuszko. You learn lots of good lessons climbing […]

The Task Ahead, Centre for Independent Studies

8 November 2013

It's a great pleasure to be addressing the Centre for Independent Studies in my first domestic keynote address as Treasurer. I want to declare my gratitude to Greg Lindsay and the CIS team for its advocacy of many values and policies that I share. Initiatives that help facilitate enterprise, empower individuals and nurture consumer sovereignty […]

Australia: Open for Business, American Australian Association, New York

16 October 2013

It is just over a month since the Liberal National Coalition led by Tony Abbott achieved an emphatic victory in the Australian election. While we are a new Government, we do not lack experience. Many of us were ministers in the previously successful Howard Coalition Government. In coming to office, we have inherited an economy […]