Speeches

Address to the Canberra Business Chamber, Canberra

9 September 2015

Thanks Glenn. Glenn has thought of everything tonight. The mood lighting is just right for a face like mine, so thank you for that. It is good to be with you. How about a cheer for James and his story? I have great respect for what James has done and in fact I want to […]

Address at the Natonal Ausmumpreneur Of The Year, Melbourne

5 September 2015

It is a great honour to be here tonight with you all, and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. I met Peace and thought I must do all I can to help Peace and Katy with their mission which is such a remarkable vision about how we can ensure all of our citizens […]

Address at the Business Armadale Breakfast, Perth

3 September 2015

Thanks Andrew. Thank you for all coming today. It does feel a little bit like my own electorate some forty to sixty kilometres out of Melbourne. That great southern hemisphere capital. You know of Santiago, Buenos Aires and Frankston. Great part of the world but not dissimilar in its challenges from here. People used to […]

Address to Chamber of Commerce and Industry

2 September 2015

Thanks Nicole. It is great to be here. Thank you to each and every one of you for coming along, but more sincerely, thanks for all you do for the economy and the country. I do not think there is enough recognition even for enterprising men and women about the vital contribution you make for […]

Address to the National Press Club, Canberra

10 July 2015

Well, thank you Laurie, to my parliamentary colleagues, to a room full of friends of enterprise, thank you for having me here at the National Press Club. I am sure many of you have been listening to the news bulletins, talkback radio, the chatter at the dining table and around the cooler and it is […]

Address to CEDA, Melbourne

1 July 2015

Thank you for having me here today. To Professor Ian Harper may I extend my thanks again. I have done it publicly but your insights and perspicacity were highly valued in the review process and thank you. To Alan, it is always a pleasure to be with Allan Fels. I felt he had more to […]

Address to the National Press Club, Canberra

27 May 2015

Well, thank you Laurie, to my parliamentary colleagues, to a room full of friends of enterprise, thank you for having me here at the National Press Club. I am sure many of you have been listening to the news bulletins, talkback radio, the chatter at the dining table and around the cooler and it is […]

Address at the Institute of Public Accountants’ Federal Budget Breakfast, Canberra

13 May 2015

It is a good morning. A sincerely good morning. In fact, it is a great morning for the enterprising men and women of our country. Last night was a very significant statement about the priorities of the Government that wants to energise enterprise; that looks into the hearts and eyes of the risk takers in […]

Address at the Institute of Public Accountants’ Federal Budget Breakfast, Canberra

13 May 2015

It is a good morning. A sincerely good morning. In fact, it is a great morning for the enterprising men and women of our country. Last night was a very significant statement about the priorities of the Government that wants to energise enterprise; that looks into the hearts and eyes of the risk takers in […]