201409.05

Speech – APEC SME Ministerial Meeting, Shanghai China

*****Check against delivery***** Thank you Minister Miao. Australia would like to thank China for its excellent organisation of this meeting where we can discuss ways to use innovation to give our SMEs an edge in an increasingly globalised economy. Colleagues, Australia is open for business and we continue to welcome and encourage commerce, investment and…

201409.03

Speech – AustCham Luncheon, Shanghai

*****Check against delivery***** Thank you for inviting me along today. I would like to pay tribute to all of you; I don’t think your success and journey is celebrated enough. There may be some just awakening to the opportunities that are part of this extraordinary economy, this remarkable nation of wonderful and big hearted people…

201407.29

Speech – Small Business Forum – Milperra Sydney

Thank you for coming along tonight. You are very blessed to have a passionate, authentic and very energetic local member in Craig Kelly. I’m saying that with a genuine appreciation and respect for what Craig brings to our Parliamentary team, his own business experience, the insights he’s gained as he’s looked at ways in which…

201407.17

Fines to be introduced for breaches of industry codes

The Abbott Government has moved to give the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) more powers to allow it to apply fines to businesses which breach prescribed industry codes. This is the first step in the start of a new era for franchising regulation and is part of a package of reforms that will improve,…

201407.14

Official opening of the Australian National University’s new Sciences Precinct, Canberra

*Check against delivery* Professors, staff, colleagues, students, research, teaching and learning professionals: how about giving yourselves a big cheer before I talk. I am the reason we are running late because I wanted to speak with some of the staff and researchers in these facilities which has been truly inspirational. To see the sparkle in…