I first encountered the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association nearly twenty years ago, as a young ministerial adviser working for then Communications Minister Richard Alston.
I am pleased to be here at this important conference for the Australian online retail sector.
What your sector does is very important - seizing on the potential of digital platforms to deliver better, faster, more tailored, more responsive and more imaginative shopping experiences for your customers.
Good morning everyone, it is great to be here in Shanghai at one of the world’s leading events for the mobile industry.
No industry operates in a vacuum.
But there are few industries which have the broad social and economic impact of the mobile communications sector.
It is a pleasure to be here to speak at the launch of the Edelman Trust Barometer – which contains the sobering if perhaps not entirely surprising news that not all Australians trust their government or their politicians.
This is a very timely conference – because everyone is talking about fintech. Many entrepreneurs are working on ideas to use technology to deliver financial services in different – often disruptive – ways to better meet the needs of customers.
A few weeks ago I joined Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott on a visit to the Longreach School of Distance Education.
It is a pleasure to join you at this important conference. There are many people in this room who work with great energy and commitment to create a safer online environment for Australian children.