Speeches

Day one closing remarks, Jobs and Skills Summit, Parliament House, Canberra

01 September 2022

In the interests of time, I’ll only speak for about 45 minutes if that’s okay. [laughter]

My job is really to wrap today up and so I won’t speak at any great length, but really to say that the progress that we’ve made today, and the contributions that people have made today, have been exactly why we brought you together.

Address to Jobs and Skills Summit, Parliament House, Canberra

01 September 2022

Thanks, PM.

Thank you, Helen.

And thank you, Paul, for your characteristically kind and generous welcome to these Ngunnawal and Ngambri lands – for tens of thousands of years a place to meet and to settle differences.

Address to the Superannuation Lending Roundtable hosted by AFR, Sydney

22 August 2022

I acknowledge the traditional owners and thank Anthony – for the thoughtful introduction, for sponsoring today, and for hosting us at his Sydney home.

Michael, Jon and the AFR – thanks for convening and covering this roundtable each time, but also for the interest you show in super policy more broadly.

Address to India 75th Anniversary of Independence Reception, National Museum of Australia, Canberra

15 August 2022

I acknowledge the country and the elders, customs and traditions of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people.

In particular, Nin Jannette, thank you for your generous welcome to country.  And to you, Your Excellency [Manpreet Vohra, High Commissioner], for bringing us all together, for hosting us, and for the introduction.

Ministerial Statement on the Economy

28 July 2022

Australians are overwhelmingly optimistic and confident people.

Our optimism, and that confidence, is well‑founded – because it rests on our ability to navigate difficult times together, and emerge stronger.

Second Reading Speech, Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Bill 2022

27 July 2022

I'm really excited to be introducing this bill today, and particularly to follow the Minister for Climate Change, having just presented some of the broader climate change bills to the Parliament.

The introduction today of those bills by the Minister, as well this Electric Car Discount Bill today, sends an unmistakable signal to this Parliament, to Australian industry and to the Australian people and beyond, that Australia now has a government which understands the economics of cleaner and cheaper and more reliable energy, and recognises the generational imperative that we have to act on climate change.

Address to the Australian Strategic Business Forum

20 July 2022

As I have said many times, I have a mountain of respect for Governor Lowe – and for the professional, hard‑working people of the RBA.

Australians deserve a monetary policy framework that is fit for purpose into the future.

That’s what the review is all about.

Address to the Sir Roland Wilson Scholars, Australian National University, Canberra

20 July 2022

Thanks Martin [Parkinson] for that kind introduction and for the opportunity to acknowledge country and the elders, customs and traditions of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people as we meet today. 

I’ve known Martin well enough and for long enough to be confident you’re as committed as I am – as committed as the new Government is – to the implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Introductory Remarks: Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum

07 July 2022

Introductory Remarks: Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum 

Address To Sky News And The Australian 2022 Economic Outlook Business Luncheon

08 June 2022

Address To Sky News And The Australian 2022 Economic Outlook Business Luncheon