• Speech - Getting Ahead Of The Game
  • As events of the past year have reminded us, we live in what is an increasingly unpredictable and rapidly changing world. Our ability to thrive in this global environment depends on our ability to sustain and enhance our competitiveness. That's why international competitiveness is such a central part of the Government's mission - right across our agenda, and particularly central to the big three reforms in COAG, climate change, and tax.
  • August 11, 2008

  • Speech - Financial Services And The Modern Economy
  • Tonight's not the night for a really detailed speech but I do want to spend a little bit of time talking briefly about the Government's approach to the big challenges and opportunities we are confronting, nationally and internationally.
  • August 07, 2008

  • Speech - Modern Federalism Not Creeping Centralism
  • There is perhaps no more appropriate place for me to speak about the Government’s ambitious reforms to federalism than here at the Institute. Not only are you some of the very, very few people who understand what ‘vertical fiscal balance’ and ‘horizontal fiscal equalisation’ are – you are part of an even more select group that actually relish an opportunity to talk about these things, over eggs and coffee. Which is not surprising, given how in...
  • July 30, 2008