Speeches by The Hon Christian Porter

Outcome-based Welfare Reform

*** Check against delivery *** INTRODUCTION There are around 2.2 million Australians with capacity to work who are receiving one of six types of working age payments. For these Australians who have real capacity to contribute to their communities and… Continue reading

7th International Carers Conference

*** Check against delivery *** INTRODUCTION Thank you Dr Langkamp (President of Carers Australia) Good morning everyone. Thank you for having me at the 7th International Carers Conference. I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on… Continue reading

Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit

*** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, and pay my respects to their elders–past and present. Introduction Good morning to you all, and welcome to… Continue reading

Speech to CEDA

*** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** E&OE Introduction One of the great dictums in Public Policy – regards the wisdom of fixing things that are not broken. The converse to this dictum is also powerfully simple – if you are going… Continue reading

Omnibus Savings and Childcare Reform Bill

*** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** E&OE This bill reintroduces the Jobs for Families Child Care Package, from the Education and Training portfolio, and a range of new and previously introduced Social Services measures to improve the fairness and sustainability of… Continue reading

ACOSS National Conference 2016

Good morning to everyone attending this ACOSS National Conference and thank you for the invitation to speak with you today. It is important audiences such as that assembled here come together to discuss theory and practice designed to improve social… Continue reading

National Carer Awards

*** Check against delivery *** Good afternoon everyone. Over the past twelve months, more than one in every eight Australians has cared for a friend or family member. On the reckoning of Deloitte Access Economics, these carers devoted 1.9 billion… Continue reading

National Disability Services CEO Conference 2015

*** Check against delivery *** These are significant times for the disability sector and I feel a great sense of privilege as well as responsibility having stewardship of disability policy at the Commonwealth level as we progress the largest reform… Continue reading

2015 National Housing Conference

E&OE Thank you Ian. A good place to commence is by congratulating AHURI on this ninth biennial national conference and acknowledge the pivotal role AHURI plays in ensuring there is a strong housing research capability in Australia. AHURI – through… Continue reading