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  • Speech - Opening Remarks At Future Jobs Forum
  • As the Prime Minister indicated, we've been focused on that from day one, and we have been looking intently right through the past four years at what are the most appropriate settings to maximise the opportunities that will flow to Australia from the Asian Century and the terms of trade boom which comes with that.
  • October 06, 2011

  • Speech - Closing Remarks For The Tax Forum
  • I'm proud of the discussions we've just had – just as wide-ranging, open and constructive as I hoped it would be when we began. We proved we have the capacity for a mature, forward-looking policy debate – and proved some critics wrong in the process.
  • October 05, 2011

  • Speech - Opening Address To The Tax Forum
  • As someone who has spent the bulk of political life talking about tax and transfer payments and a big chunk of the last four years making changes, I know from experience that tax reform is about hard yards, not easy victories, and I know that from close range, some steps can seem small. But when you look at the bigger picture, like we will here, you realise that each step adds up to a larger journey which helps shape our nation.
  • October 04, 2011

  • Speech - Speech To Harvard Club Of New York
  • Today the world faces a different economic challenge - a challenge of confidence, a challenge of political will - that is different to what we saw over the last three years but which could prove every bit as threatening if not dealt with in a coordinated and decisive way.
  • September 26, 2011

  • Speech - Tax Reform And Our Patchwork Economy
  • Each participant understands, as the Government understands, the critical role our tax system plays in our modern economy. The role it plays in generating the revenue to fund the quality public services that the community needs, whether they be health, education, national security or the social safety net. And how it affects the millions of choices that Australians make every day – about working, saving, investing and spending.
  • September 21, 2011

  • Speech - Ministerial Statement On The Global Economy August 2011
  • The global economy has been through one of its most difficult periods in recent years, starting with the sub-prime crisis in the US, the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the global financial crisis and the global recession. Despite all of the global turbulence, our economy and our people have shown themselves to be resilient. A resilience built on strong fundamentals, national unity, and a willingness to meet our challenges head on.
  • August 16, 2011