Transcripts

Interview with Tom Connell, Lunchtime Agenda, Sky News

20 December 2013

TOM CONNELL: Arthur Sinodinos thanks for your time today, just going through a few of these proposed changes, removing the annual fee disclosure arrangements you say it could save significant amounts for companies, how much could that be? It seems to be a pretty small task, and one that does provide that valuable information of […]

Interview with Peter Ryan, ABC Radio

20 December 2013

TONY EASTLEY: The Federal Government is planning a shake-up of rules governing the financial services industry. Many of the changes would overturn reforms introduced under the Labor Government after the Storm Financial collapse where some investors lost their life savings because of conflicted financial advice. One of the proposed new changes would water down a […]

Interview with Alison Carabine, ABC Radio National

18 December 2013

ALISON CARABINE Arthur Sinodinos, good morning. ARTHUR SINODINOS Hey Alison, how are you? ALISON CARABINE Very well thank you Senator. All options are on the table. The Opposition says you are laying the ground work for deep and brutal spending cuts that will affect every Australian. Will those cuts include the National Disability Insurance Scheme? […]

Interview with Marius Benson, Breakfast with Sandy Aloisi, ABC Newsradio

18 December 2013

MARIUS BENSON: Arthur Sinodinos, Joe Hockey yesterday made it clear that cuts are coming and the analysis this morning points to the NDIS, the Disability Scheme, as being firmly in the Government’s sites. Is that a fair reading? ARTHUR SINODINOS: What we’re saying in relation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme is that we’re fully […]

Interview with Nick McCallum, Drive with Tom Elliot, 3AW

5 December 2013

NICK MCCALLUM: … He is the Assistant Treasurer and ask him whether we have tough times ahead. ARTHUR SINODINOS: What we did today Nick was set out, if you like, the scale of the challenge or the problem that we’ve been left by Labor. But we are not saying to the Australian people: shock, horror, […]

Interview with Marius Benson, Breakfast with Sandy Aloisi, ABC Newsradio

5 December 2013

MARIUS BENSON: Arthur Sinodinos, the Prime Minister seemed to be among friends with the Business Council of Australia last night. Really a ringing endorsement when Jennifer Westacott spoke this morning, pleased with a real change in the 13 weeks of Government. The level of engagement better, the construction commission she specifically endorsed and she says […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast, ABC Radio National

5 December 2013

FRAN KELLY: Minister good morning. ARTHUR SINODINOS: You're welcome Fran, good to be on your programme again. FRAN KELLY: Minister, before we get to the debt ceiling, can I just follow up from the discussion I was having there with Jillian Broadbent of Clean Energy Finance Corporation? She says there is a really strong case […]

Interview with Waleed Aly, RN drive, ABC Radio National

4 December 2013

WALEED ALY: To discuss this I am joined by our knights in shining armour, Assistant Treasurer, Arthur Sinodinos, and Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Andrew Leigh. Thank you very much for coming in. ARTHUR SINODINOS: Hello Waleed. ANDREW LEIGH: G'day Waleed. Gooday Arthur. ARTHUR SINODINOS: G'day. WALEED ALY: It's the Greens, we love the Greens is it? […]

Interview with Paul Murray, Sydney Morning, 2UE

2 December 2013

PAUL MURRAY Arthur Sinodinos, who is the Assistant Treasurer of this fair nation, he joins us now from Canberra, because Parliament is sitting. Assistant Treasurer good morning. ARTHUR SINODINOS No cigars in Canberra I’ve got to tell you. It’s hard work, sermons and soda water down here. PAUL MURRAY Oh as well it should be, […]

Interview with Andrew Greene, Weekend Breakfast, ABC 24

30 November 2013

ANDREW GREENE After starting the debate, is there a general reluctance in the Government to see any more tax payer funds put into the national carrier? ARTHUR SINODINOS If we go back 20 or 30 years Andrew, one of the reasons that carriers like Qantas were privatised, TAA was privatised, other government business enterprises were […]

Q&A with Jennifer Hewett, Financial Services Council AMP Breakfast

28 November 2013

JENNIFER HEWETT: We seem to be awash, as part of this new Government, in Commissions of Audits and inquiries and reviews and of course one of the big issues for this audience in particular is the Financial Services Inquiry. And I know it’s kind of early days, but I am trying to figure out have […]

Interview with Stuart Bocking, Afternoons on 2UE

28 November 2013

STUART BOCKING: We all want to live well in retirement and that’s where super is so important. Today the Federal Government is releasing a consultation paper to look at issues of governance, these types of things. The Assistant Treasurer, Arthur Sinodinos, is the man behind all of this, and he’s on the line. Senator good […]

Interview with David Speers, PM Agenda, Sky News National

28 November 2013

DAVID SPEERS: Arthur Sinodinos thanks for your time. Now industry super funds have been and still are outperforming the retail super funds, so what is the problem you’re trying to fix here? ARTHUR SINODINOS: Well, the problem we’re trying to fix here is that, David, we believe all funds perform best when there is as […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB Money News

21 November 2013

ROSS GREENWOOD: Arthur how are you? Are you well? ARTHUR SINODINOS: Yeah good Ross, good to talk to you. ROSS GREENWOOD: Yeah now tell me this, I mean the first thing I want to go to is this financial inquiry. ARTHUR SINODINOS: Yep. ROSS GREENWOOD: If really you could have a dream and get anything […]

Interview with David Speers, PM Agenda, Sky News

21 November 2013

DAVID SPEERS: Arthur Sinodinos thank you for your time. Can I start with the latest IMF report out overnight; it says amongst other things that Australia's economy has performed favourably over recent years compared with other advanced economies, with a track record of sustained growth, inflation close to target, a resilient financial sector, public debt […]

Interview with Pauline Vamos, CEO Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia

13 November 2013

PAULINE VAMOS: Welcome Arthur and thank you for making the time to have this interview today, particularly on Melbourne Cup day ASSISTANT TREASURER: Thank you Pauline, and I hope you back a winner and I'm sorry that I can't be there with you in Perth for the actual conference.  It sounds like it will be […]

Interview with Jonathan Green, RN drive, ABC Radio National

12 November 2013

JONATHAN GREEN: Welcome to you both. ANDREW LEIGH: Good day Jonathan. ARTHUR SINODINOS: Thanks. JONATHAN GREEN: Well you're back. How does it feel? ANDREW LEIGH: Well it's exciting. Andrew Leigh here, I was particularly excited that Arthur and I got to have parallel roles once more. I think that was, of all the changes of […]

Interview with David Lipson, On the hour – 11am, Sky News

8 November 2013

DAVID LIPSON: Senator Sinodinos thanks for your time. What is the justification for the Government axing these 21 advisory bodies? ARTHUR SINODINOS: Thanks David. The justification for what we're doing today is it's a down payment on getting the right size of Government, creating more efficient Government. Every new Government that comes in reserves the […]

Interview with Marius Benson, Breakfast with Sandy Aloisi, ABC Newsradio

7 November 2013

MARIUS BENSON: Arthur Sinodinos good morning. ARTHUR SINODINOS: Marius good to be with you. MARIUS BENSON: The next significant moment for the Australia economy comes next month with the release of MYEFO, the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. Joe Hockey says that will be effectively a report card on Labor. The Coalition’s solution, the Coalition’s […]

Interview with Jonathan Green, RN drive, ABC Radio National

7 November 2013

JONATHAN GREEN: Senator Arthur Sinodinos is the Assistant Treasurer and he joins you now. Senator welcome and thank you for speaking with RN drive. ARTHUR SINODINOS: Thanks, good to be with you. JONATHAN GREEN: Now one of your key promises was to cut back Government debt, get it under control, why are you getting rid […]

Interview with Jason Morrison, Drive, 2UE

6 November 2013

JASON MORRISON: Afternoon Senator. ARTHUR SINODINOS: Hello Jason, great to be with you again JASON MORRISON: Thank you, well let’s start. Who gets touched by this, who will pay more tax out of this? ARTHUR SINODINOS: Look, the first point I wanted to make is that, we’re not actually raising taxes in the sense of […]

Interview with Tom Elliot, 3AW Drive

6 November 2013

TOM ELLIOT: Arthur Sinodinos is the Assistant Treasurer; he’s been good enough to join us now, Mr Sinodinos goods afternoon. ARTHUR SINODINOS: Hello Tom, great to be with you. TOM ELLIOT: Now poor old smokers, is it a case of beer and cigs up yet again? ARTHUR SINODINOS: Look, the reality is that some measures […]

Interview with David Speers, PM Agenda, Sky News

6 November 2013

DAVID SPEERS: Minister thank you for your time, the tax changes announced today will leave the budget $2.4 billion worse off and that’s on top of the $8.8 billion already announced to transfer to the Reserve Bank. If the Budget was in crisis before, what is it now? ARTHUR SINODINOS: I think the important point […]

Joint media conference, Sydney

6 November 2013

TREASURER: Today is another step forward in clearing the decks in relation to the true state of the Budget. On coming to Government, my colleagues and I were advised that there were 96 announced, but unlegislated tax and superannuation initiatives left behind by the previous Government. Today, I am announcing that we are dealing with […]