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  • Speech - Nation Building And The Future Economy
  • We know the modern, competitive economy we're trying to build depends on 21st century infrastructure - a key part of our efforts to get the domestic economic fundamentals right in a slowing global economy. Can I begin by acknowledging IAQ Chairman, Jeremy Prentice, and IAQ Executive Director, Paul Clauson. And from all the familiar faces here today I want to single out for a special mention, my friend Anthony Chisholm, State Secretary of the A...
  • September 09, 2008

  • Speech - The Australian Economy And Global Conditions
  • There have been a lot of economic numbers in the last week or so, a lot of debate and commentary about our economic circumstances. And I think it is appropriate now to give the House and the Australian people the Government’s detailed assessment of the Australian economy. Where we have come from, where we are, where we are going. I do so in the knowledge that this is a challenging time for the Australian economy and the global economy.
  • September 04, 2008

  • Speech - Launch Of Children's Cancer Institute Of Australia's Community Fundraising Campaign
  • Treasurers are often called upon to make speeches on serious topics but I've never made one on an issue as serious or vital as this one. I've been asked along not just because I'm the Treasurer but because, like Jake who's with us today, I'm also a cancer survivor. But whilst I've had cancer and whilst I've experienced first hand its effects on me and those around me, I'm not going to put my experiences on the same level as those experienced b...
  • August 31, 2008

  • Speech - Positioning Australia In A Two-Speed Global Economy
  • It's wonderful to be back with you at a Retreat that has been such a valuable experience for me over the years. I regret I couldn't make it last year – I was a bit distracted, as was one of your speakers last night. I'm told that I missed some good discussions on what was then emerging as a serious financial crisis in the market for US sub-prime mortgages. It demonstrates the quality of discussion at this Retreat that even at the beginning of...
  • August 23, 2008

  • Speech - Address To The Queensland Leaders 2008/2008 Series
  • I want to suggest that the consultative way we're going about delivering on three big reforms, is indicative of our broader new approach to governing. And there are also parallels between the openness with which we conduct the business of reform, and the openness of the economy itself.
  • August 14, 2008

  • 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