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  • Speech - Emerging From The Crisis: The G20 And The Asia-Pacific
  • It's appropriate that right up front, I acknowledge the central role that Kevin Rudd played as Australia's Prime Minister in helping to make the G20 the premier global economic forum. I know how committed Kevin was to this. I know how hard he worked on this. It's given Australia a strong voice in the global economic debate and a seat at the table in shaping our economic future.
  • June 27, 2010

  • Speech - Destination Australia
  • Of course the debate that's going on at the moment – the debate that's being had across all levels of government, in the business community, and at kitchen tables around Australia – is about our economy's future as a whole. But nowhere is this debate more important than in the tourism and transport industries – which for too long have been up against it because we haven't had the settings right for broad and sustainable growth across our economy.
  • June 22, 2010

  • Speech - An Enduring Partnership
  • Our relationship has gone from strength to strength since 1972 when diplomatic relations were formally established by the Whitlam Government. Each discussion has brought with it new learnings – for both our governments – which let us deepen and broaden our friendship and respect.
  • June 21, 2010

  • Speech - Men's Health In Our Local Community
  • It was only six weeks ago that I last visited the hospital itself and as always I was incredibly impressed by what I saw. Not everyone knows that Prince Charles has one of the most extensive community service programs in the state, offers a huge number of specialist services, and has a respected research program.
  • June 18, 2010