Speeches

Speech - A Modern Economy For Australia's Future

December 14, 2007

Finishing a campaign is a funny thing; however trying the physical demands, you do get a burst of energy after it's over — at least when you win. Maybe that's what Australians expect of a new government — a new crew and a big jolt of energy, ready to get cracking on something big. The Prime Minister and his ministers have not wasted any time.

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Speech - Climate Change Speech To The Finance Minister's Meeting

December 11, 2007

This meeting springs from the recognition that climate change is more than an environmental challenge – it's an important and pressing economic challenge as well. The science is overwhelming – climate change, if left unaddressed, will profoundly affect our physical environment, bringing with it potentially dire economic consequences.

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