May 1st, 2022
The program I put down and talked about tonight does offer a different way of doing many things. It’s built on giving people incentive is built on less government and lower taxation. But above all, it is built upon my unshakeable belief that if you give Australians the right encouragement and the right incentive, they can lick anything.
June 25th, 1987economy employment family government administration health industrial relations
May 5th, 2019economy employment health infrastructure women
Tax reform is fundamentally important to what we’ve got to do in Australia. It’s fundamentally important to developing the productive culture that we need in Australia, it’s fundamentally important, not only to get people to work harder, to work overtime, to save, to build a business. Tax reform is absolutely fundamental.
March 1st, 1993economy education employment health industrial relations social security infrastructure
We in this generation have no greater responsibility than to pass on intact to future generations Australia’s priceless environment.
My Government unequivocally accepts that responsibility.
That’s why we stopped the damming of the Franklin.
And that’s why we protected our irreplaceable rainforests, the tall forests of Tasmania, the Great Barrier Reef and Kakadu.
March 8th, 1990economy education social security trade environment health water
August 25th, 2013climate change economy employment foreign affairs health immigration industrial relations infrastructure social security
National security is therefore about a proper response to terrorism. It’s also about having a far sighted, strong, well thought out defence policy. It is also about having an uncompromising view about the fundamental right of this country to protect its borders. It’s about this nation saying to the world we are a generous open hearted people taking more refugees on a per capita basis than any nation except Canada, we have a proud record of welcoming people from 140 different nations.
But we will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come.
October 28th, 2001defence family health social security education environment industrial relations crime
There is no one magic source for that security and opportunity. It is not good enough to mouth assurances that they will somehow magically trickle down from on high, or emerge out of some soulless economic machine. If a tax looks like it is going to hurt, that is because it will. Governments cause pain frequently enough, even when they don’t mean to, and there is no mystical virtue in accepting pain for pain’s sake.
September 23rd, 1998economy education employment
September 1st, 2013climate change economy employment foreign affairs health immigration industrial relations infrastructure social security