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  • Speech - Small Business: The Engine Room Of Our Economy
  • I just want to start by saying that I know the last two years have been tough for everyone in this room – in fact 'tough' doesn't even describe it. The global recession threatened everything we knew about economic stability and economic security. It had profound consequences for the global economy which some of the world's major advanced economies are still grappling with today.
  • July 08, 2010

  • 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