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Goldman Sachs Global Macro Conference, Sydney - February 2, 2017

Thank you Simon. It’s a pleasure to be here today, addressing the challenging topic of the current global Geopolitical Outlook. I returned to Australia from the US via LA...


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US – Australia Dialogue on Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific - January 26, 2017

Thank you Joe.  I join with Ambassador Hockey in welcoming the lobby of Ambassadors here this evening: John Berry, Jeff Bleich, Tom Schieffer, Kim Beazley, Michael Thawley and also...


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Economic Globalisation and Elites Under Siege – Published by US News and World Report - January 9, 2017

In 2004, in the middle of an unprecedented doubling of global trade by volume in the eight years from the turn of the century until the Global Financial Crisis,...


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Foreign Policy White Paper public consultations launch - December 13, 2016

Thank you Ray for the introduction. And ladies and gentlemen, the other lectern was to be occupied by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment but he’s still in...


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Human rights speech – Lowy Institute for International Policy - December 12, 2016

Almost fifty years to the day, Australia was approaching a legal watershed. Ever since Captain Arthur Phillip had established the colony of New South Wales 179 years earlier –...


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New Colombo Plan 2017 Scholarship Awards Dinner – Great Hall Parliament House - December 9, 2016

Good evening and welcome to this most special of events in the Great Hall here in the National Parliament in the National capital. I acknowledge His Excellency the Governor...


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G’Day USA 2017 Program Launch, Sydney - December 9, 2016

Thank you Richard. Good morning. I am absolutely delighted to be here at the official launch of the 2017 G’Day USA program, with my colleague Steve Ciobo, the Minister...


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10 Year Anniversary of Dell Women in IT Executive Mentoring Program - November 21, 2016

I am delighted to be at this 10 year anniversary event to celebrate the establishment of Women in IT Executive Mentoring Program (WITEM) by Dell, and I congratulate Dell,...


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Remarks at opening of Australian Embassy, Doha - November 17, 2016

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I acknowledge the Head of Protocol, Mr Fakhroo, our Ambassador to Qatar, Axel Wabenhorst, and all of those who have gathered here today for...


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National Statement at UNFCCC COP22 - November 16, 2016

Mr President, Ministers, colleagues. I extend Australia’s appreciation to Morocco for hosting this important conference. Australia is a strong supporter of the Paris Agreement. We ratified the Agreement last...


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