Property Council of Australia Conference

Acknowledgements Thank you Adina Carson and thank you Ken Morrison for your invitation to speak at the PCA’s annual lunch today. I do not need to tell this audience how important the property sector is to Australia’s economy, with more than half of Australia’s wealth held in residential real estate— $7.6 trillion worth — and…

Master Builders Australia, Perth WA

Acknowledgements Thank you for the opportunity to speak today at the Master Builders Australia Conference here in Perth. It has been a tough time for many in the construction industry in Western Australia, particularly in residential property construction, and this has had a broader impact on the economy. I want to discuss today how we…

Investing in Victoria’s Future

Thank you Dr Tony Morton, [President, Public Transport Users Association] for the introduction. Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure to join you for day two of the Victoria Transport Infrastructure Summit. The theme of this summit is of great interest to me, both in my role as Federal Minister for Cities, Urban…

Speech: THE CONGESTION CHALLENGE: MORE INFRASTRUCTURE AND STRONGER POPULATION PLANNING TO GET BETTER CITIES

MENZIES RESEARCH CENTRE MELBOURNE, 9 OCTOBER 2018 A little over a month ago, Prime Minister Morrison created a new portfolio which merged population policy with urban infrastructure and cities policy. It made a lot of sense to combine these three areas as they are so interconnected. Population growth, for example, is the major reason for…