Speeches

Australian Council of Social Service National Conference

Australia has one of the most comprehensive and targeted social security systems in the world. Unlike many other countries it is non-contributory and it is not time limited. Our tax and transfer system works to reduce income inequality. It has assisted in Australia’s record 28 consecutive years of economic growth – a record unmatched by any other advanced economy.

Disability Employment Australia National Leader’s Forum

Getting a job and having a job is an absolute game-changer in everybody’s life and that shouldn’t be any different for somebody who has a disability or somebody who lives without one. The importance of the independence, the self-confidence, the skills and the connections to society and community that are created when you have a job are absolutely essential.