Review of Joyce Moullakis’ and Chris Wright’s The Millionaires’ Factory: The Inside Story of How Macquarie Became a Global Giant, Allen & Unwin, Australian Book Review, No. 453, May 2023, pp. 18-20. Respected, not always loved, Macquarie is an exceptional “Australian and global financial success story”. So says Steve Harker, a rival investment banker from…
When Labor’s 2030 climate change policy, Powering Australia, was released early last December, relief by Labor supporters followed a fresh reckoning for the author – one of the ablest in Labor’s ranks, Chris Bowen, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy and Member for McMahon in Sydney’s west. In Australian politics, never has “McMahon” been linked to clever policy development.
As Independent Chair of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) to February 2022, I pined for a week like the last one.
Speech delivered online to the delayed (2020) ASFA Conference held online and from the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) on 10 February 2021.
Closing speech to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) conference in Melbourne, 15 November 2019.
The new Prime Minister and new Treasurer are off to quick starts addressing significant challenges. Here’s another one: the place of insurance in superannuation.
Opening remarks on 21 November 2018 by the Chair of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) at the ASFA Conference, Convention Centre, Adelaide.
As Independent Chair of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), it was fantastic to acknowledge the massive contribution to the superannuation sector of Michael Dwyer, the retiring CEO of First State Super, by awarding him ASFA Life Membership. This is my speech from the ASFA conference in Adelaide.
Speech delivered on 29 November 2018 in my capacity as ASFA President, following two other former ASFA President contributions by Rosemary Vilgan and Lorraine Berends, at a tribute dinner to retiring First State Super CEO Michael Dwyer.
Published on 1 December 2017 on Linkedin; speech delivered on 29 November 2017 at the 2017 ASFA Conference at the Sydney Convention Centre.