Webinar address to American Chamber of Commerce in Australia: National Security and Business Series

Topics: AUKUS: Business opportunities beyond submarines 09/12/2021 10:00AM AEST   Simon Birmingham: It has been an incredibly exciting time in terms of the Australia-US relationship Now, I know the theme that I’ve been throwing today is AUKUS and the business opportunity potential beyond submarines. But I think it is important, firstly to note, the importance…

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CFO Live, The Australian Financial Review 2021

Introduction   Thank you Michael Stutchbury, the Editor-in-chief of the Financial Review and to the Fin for hosting this event. I’m so sorry I’m not there with you all in person this morning but I’m thrilled to be joining you. Particularly for CFO Live. CFOs the quiet achievers in successful business organisation right around the…

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20th Anniversary Tonkin Dinner Address

Thank you very much, James, and firstly to Peter Tonkin, thank you to you and to your mum Prue and to your siblings, your family, for having shared your Dad with our grateful state. But of course, also for providing this outstanding platform for 20 years now, enabling the Young Liberals to bring together fellow Liberals and…

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2020 Annual Investment Statement

2020 Annual Investment Statement 11 December 2020   Acknowledgements   Well thank you very much Frances for those kind words of introduction.   I may have driven the Department and the Agencies during my time in this portfolio – hopefully not driven you too crazy in that time.   Can I thank you for all…

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Trade, Investment and the US-China Relationship

Speech Minerals Council of Australia Webcast Address 10 November 2020 Thank you Tania [Minerals Council CEO] for that introduction. I am very glad to be able to take part in this webcast today, at a complex time for Australia’s international engagement and indeed a time of great complexity right across the world. Scheduling this event…

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Australian Grains Industry Conference

Speech 30 July 2020     It’s good to be with you for the Australian Grains Industry Conference 2020. If there’s one group of people I have spent time with in 2020, it’s grains. Introduction – coronavirus a health and economic challenge This one in a hundred years pandemic is playing havoc with lives and…

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Address to the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia

Speech US-Australia relationship 21 July 2020     Last Friday our Prime Minister announced a range of new incentives to encourage more investment in screen production in Australia, to get more film attractions, more series developed and produced here in Australia. We hope and trust that much of that may come through partnership with the…

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Trading Australia towards the future

Speech Location National Press Club, Canberra 17 June 2020     It is no exaggeration to say that every Australian has been affected by COVID-19 –some tragically more so than others. The OECD tells us that we are in the midst of the biggest global downturn since the Great Depression. We have weathered the storm…

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