Transcripts

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, ABC 774 Drive

16 December 2014

KARVELAS: The mid-year budget statement released by the treasury yesterday revealed a $10 billion blow out in the deficit. It also forecast higher unemployment and a delayed return to surplus. Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Steve Ciobo joins us on 774 Drive. Welcome to the program. CIOBO: Good afternoon. KARVELAS: Nearly $4 billion is being […]

Interview with Marius Benson, ABC NewsRadio

12 December 2014

BENSON: Steve Ciobo, good morning. CIOBO: Good morning Marius. BENSON: Glenn Stevens, the Governor of the Reserve Bank has been speaking with The Financial Review, and one of the points he made, is that the economy, jobs, inflation, they're roughly where he expected them to be right now. Are they in line with where the […]

Interview with Rafael Epstein, 774 ABC Drive

8 December 2014

EPSTEIN: The Coalition MP. He’s also the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Steve Ciobo thanks for joining us. CIOBO: Pleasure Raf. EPSTEIN: Firstly the clippings file that must land on your desk every morning doesn't make happy reading. Does it matter to the government though? You've got every single person from the breakfast TV host […]

Interview with Waleed Aly, ABC Radio National

8 December 2014

WALEED ALY: Eleven minutes past six. This has been described as the first serious look at the state of the nation's financial system since 1997. There are forty-four recommendations. It's called the Murray Review, and it suggests a range of things, including that banks should hold more capital. Superannuation funds should be encouraging more people […]

Interview with Emma Alberici, ABC Lateline, Friday Forum

8 December 2014

EMMA ALBERICI: And for their analysis of the year that was in Canberra, I'm joined now by Steve Ciobo Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer who's in the Gold Coast. While Labor's finance spokesman Tony Burke is with me here in our Sydney studio. Gentlemen welcome. TONY BURKE: Good evening Emma. STEVE CIOBO: Good evening. EMMA […]

Interview with Justin Smith, 2UE Drive

5 December 2014

JUSTIN SMITH: Steve, thank you very much for talking to us. STEVEN CIOBO: It's a pleasure. JUSTIN SMITH: What'd you think when you'd seen the headline? STEVEN CIOBO: Well look, unfortunately, there's always a bit of scuttlebutt around, but that's politics. To be honest with you, my focus and indeed the Government’s focus is upon […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra

4 December 2014

CIOBO: Just want to say a couple of words this morning in relation to the national accounts that were released yesterday. What we see and what the national accounts draw attention to is the fact that Australia still has economic challenges. Although growth under the Coalition, our first 12 months, has been at 2.7 per […]

Interview with Marius Benson, ABC Newsradio

4 December 2014

MARIUS BENSON: Steve Ciobo, good morning. STEVE CIOBO: Good morning. MARIUS BENSON: There are some gloomy headlines around on the economy this morning. The Fin Review has, "Hockey warns living standards could fall." The Sydney Morning Herald, something similar, "living standards may fall." The Australian "growth shadow over budget." You've been in office more than […]

Interview with Marius Benson, ABC NewsRadio

24 November 2014

MARIUS BENSON: Steve Ciobo, good morning. STEVEN CIOBO: Good morning. MARIUS BENSON: A complicated world for the government in the Senate just got more complicated. Are you sorry to see the Palmer United Party seemingly disintegrating? STEVEN CIOBO: My focus and that of the government remains on trying to implement the policies we took to […]

Interview with Helen Dalley, Sky News, The Dalley Edition

17 November 2014

DALLEY: Welcome back. The government wanted to tightly control the agenda for the world leaders who gathered in Brisbane on the weekend. Jobs, infrastructure, and economic growth were to take centre stage. Last week's breakthrough climate change deal between China and the US threatened to overshadow the entire G20 meeting, and it wasn't just those […]

Interview with David Penberthy, FIVEaa, Breakfast

17 November 2014

DAVID PENBERTHY: It was, of course, the G20 and it wrapped up yesterday in Brisbane with some of the most powerful people on the face of the earth flying their way back to their homelands. Joining us now to discuss what this actually means for you is Steve Ciobo. Now, Steve is a Queensland Coalition […]

Interview with Ben Davis, 4BC Drive

14 November 2014

DAVIS: My co-pilot this afternoon is the G20 guru, Dr Susan Harris-Rimmer, she is from the Australian National University. Also being kindly joined now by Steve Ciobo, who is Joe Honky's right hand man, he's the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer. He's also the Federal Member from Moncrieff, down on the Gold Coast. Thank you […]

Interview with Matthew Taylor, CNBC

14 November 2014

MATTHEW TAYLOR: Steve thanks very much for joining us. I ran through a number of things that are going to be at the top of the agenda, from the Australian point of view, what are you really hoping to get out of this G20 gathering over the weekend? STEVEN CIOBO: Several things. Key is the […]

Interview with Greg Jennett, ABC News 24

14 November 2014

GREG JENNETT: Now, that's a pretty high level of activity at Brisbane airport. If you were a government MP, indeed a Parliamentary Secretary from Queensland it trusts upon you new duties and Steven Ciobo fits that bill. He's the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer. Welcome Steve, you must all feel also feel a bit like […]

Interview with Marius Benson, ABC NewsRadio

14 November 2014

BENSON: Steve Ciobo, good morning. CIOBO: Good morning. BENSON: Jobs and growth, that's pretty much motherhood, isn't it, in this context, there is no anti-growth, anti-jobs view at the table at the G20. What, specifically, is Australia, what are you looking to the summit to produce over the next two days on jobs and growth? […]

Interview with Waleed Aly, ABC Radio National

13 November 2014

PRESENTER, WALEED ALY: One of the people who is going to be responsible for trying to negotiate with that Senate as it unfolds is Steve Ciobo as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer. He is there for the G20 at the moment in Brisbane. We're going to talk to him about that. Steve Ciobo, while […]

Interview with Marius Benson, ABC NewsRadio

28 October 2014

BENSON: Steve Ciobo, good morning. CIOBO: Good morning. BENSON: Could I begin with exactly what the Prime Minister said at the weekend. He said he was open to reforms that "Improve the State's indirect tax base." That base is overwhelmingly made up of the GST, the Goods and Services Tax, that's the biggy. The Prime […]

Interview on Sky News, Lunchtime Agenda

15 October 2014

JAYES: -at the G20 summit with the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Steven Ciobo. First can I ask you about this growth target, 2.1 percent, as I understand it? And leaders do need to put policies in place. There are measurable outcomes here but there's a political reality attached which of course that you are […]

Interview with David Lipson, Sky News, Saturday Agenda

11 October 2014

DAVID LIPSON: The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Steve Ciobo. Thank you very much for your time on Saturday Agenda. What is the cause for the optimism that the Treasurer has been talking about this week? STEVE CIOBO: Well, the cause for the optimism, David, really comes down to a couple of things. The first […]

Interview with Jonathan Green, ABC Radio National Drive

23 September 2014

GREEN: Joining us now is a man with an eye on that proposition, Steve Ciobo. He is Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer. Steve, welcome. CIOBO: Good evening Jonathan. GREEN: The negotiations seem to be protracted. We heard last night from crossbench senator, David Leyonhjelm, that the boundaries perhaps between the two debates are blurring a […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House

22 September 2014

CIOBO: Over the weekend we saw a great G20 event and meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bankers in Cairns, this, in the year of our G20 Presidency, saw an opportunity for Finance Ministers to come together. We see a continuation of the theme that was laid out by the Treasurer in Sydney in February, […]

Interview with Marius Benson, ABC NewsRadio

22 September 2014

BENSON: Steve Ciobo, good morning. CIOBO: Good morning. BENSON: This is going to be quite a different Parliament that you're going to today, where there were civilian guards previously, there will be armed Federal Police. The Ministerial wing will be isolated, passes restricted. Quite maybe an oppressive feeling. CIOBO: Well I'm not sure it will […]

Interview with Carson Scott, Sky News Business

22 September 2014

SCOTT: Steven Ciobo, warm welcome to you. CIOBO: Thanks Carson. SCOTT: To paraphrase Tim Costello from C20 over the weekend, very much a sense that the G20 is in the last chance saloon now, that effectively you've got to deliver. The happy talk is no longer good enough. Do you kind of see this is […]

Interview with Marius Benson, ABC Newsradio

3 September 2014

BENSON: Ciobo, good morning. CIOBO: Good morning. BENSON: It's been a tough four months for the budget negotiations from the government's point of view. You're pretty happy with this result yesterday? CIOBO: We are. The fact is that we put the bulk of the budget reforms through. We are saving the Australian people tens of […]

Interview with Francis Leach, 774 ABC Drive

2 September 2014

LEACH: Steve Ciobo is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer in the Federal Government. He joins us here on 774 ABC Melbourne this afternoon. Hello Mr Ciobo how are you? CIOBO: I'm very well Francis, good to be with you. LEACH: How come this took so long to do? CIOBO: Well basically because the Australian […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News AM Agenda

2 September 2014

GILBERT: Thanks for your company this morning. An Australian military transport plane has reportedly had a near miss in Iraq. NewsCorp papers report this morning that a Royal Australian Air Force aircraft had been delivering aid to the besieged town of Amirli in Northern Iraq when it narrowly escaped heavy machine gun fire from the […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra

2 September 2014

CIOBO: The Coalition continues in our quest to try to get Australia back to living within its means, to living in a sustainable way, to making sure that our budget reflects our national priorities, but also making sure we're not indebting future generations of Australians to paying back Labor’s massive mountain of debt and deficit. […]

Interview with Emma Alberici, ABC Lateline, Friday Forum

29 August 2014

EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: To discuss the week's politics in Canberra, joining us from the Gold Coast is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Steve Ciobo, and here in our Sydney studio... STEVE CIOBO: Good evening. EMMA ALBERICI: ...is the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Treasurer, Labor's Ed Husic. Welcome to you both. ED HUSIC: […]

Doorstop interview – Parliament House, Canberra

28 August 2014

CIOBO: In terms of the Coalition government's proposal around the Budget, as Australia knows, we’re attempting to make structural savings. We're trying to make sure that Australia is back on a sustainable pathway. We're trying to make sure that Australia lives within its means. Under the previous Labor Government, we had six straight years of […]

Interview with Rafael Epstein, 774 ABC Drive

4 August 2014

PRESENTER, RAFAEL EPSTEIN: Steve Ciobo. He’s the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Joe Hockey, and he’s been good enough to give us some of his time today. Steve Ciobo, good afternoon. CIOBO: Good afternoon. EPSTEIN: You do have a problem around a real; whether or not the Budget is fair, don’t you? These are Treasury […]

Interview with Marius Benson, ABC NewsRadio

4 August 2014

PRESENTER, MARIUS BENSON: Steve Ciobo good morning. CIOBO: Good morning. BENSON: The Australian's reporting, David Crowe in The Australian reporting, this morning that you have a new tool in the sales pitch for the Budget which is an inter-generational report showing the impact, I gather, of doing nothing. Can you just tell us about that? […]

Doorstop Interview, Canberra

17 July 2014

CIOBO: Today we continue to see the Labor Party stall when it comes to repealing the Carbon Tax.  The Australian people gave the government a clear mandate to abolish the Carbon Tax.  We're intending to do so. It’s time the Labor Party and the Greens especially have stepped up to the plate.  In addition, we […]

Interview with Marius Benson, ABC NewsRadio

17 July 2014

PRESENTER SANDY ALOISI: Well, the government is running out of time as it continues to work for the abolition of the Carbon Tax and to win support in the Senate for Budget savings measures. With Parliament set to adjourn for the long winter break as early as today, and the Treasurer has turned up pressure […]

Interview with Lyndal Curtis, Capital Hill, ABC 24

8 July 2014

PRESENTER, LYNDAL CURTIS: The government is within sight of getting the carbon tax repealed. It's also got a free trade deal with Japan that will be signed this afternoon. Prime Minister Tony Abbott will also hold talks with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, who will also talk to the opposition. But the government still has […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News AM Agenda

8 July 2014

PRESENTER, GILBERT: This is AM Agenda, thanks for your company. With me now Liberal frontbencher Steve Ciobo and Labor frontbencher Bernie Ripoll. Gentlemen, good morning to you both. Bernie Ripoll we haven’t had Labor’s reaction to the High Court injunction yet on the return of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka. What is Labor’s view? RIPOLL: […]

Interview with Emma Alberici, ABC Lateline, Friday Forum

27 June 2014

EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: Tonight's political forum focused exclusively on the Senate Committee's call for a Royal Commission into ASIC and financial advice. A short time ago I was joined in our Sydney studio by Labor's Stephen Jones, he's the Shadow Assistant Health Minister. And from Melbourne by Steve Ciobo, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer. Gentlemen […]

Interview with Julie Doyle, Capital Hill, ABC 24

25 June 2014

PRESENTER: Well to talk more about the challenge the Government now faces getting its budget measures through the Parliament, I'm joined in the studio by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Steve Ciobo. Thanks for coming in. CIOBO: Pleasure. PRESENTER: Let's start with the Budget. You've got some real problems now, haven't you, looking at […]

Interview with Marius Benson, ABC NewsRadio Breakfast

3 June 2014

PRESENTER, MARIUS BENSON: Steve Ciobo, good morning. CIOBO: Good morning Marius. PRESENTER: You are selling the Budget hard personally and the Government at large is selling the Budget hard but the polls suggest the public isn't listening much. You're stuck in the basement in terms of the primary vote still at 36 per cent, a […]

Interview with Keiran Gilbert, AM Agenda, Sky News

27 May 2014

PRESENTER, KIERAN GILBERT: With me on the program today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Steve Ciobo and also Labor front-bencher and employment spokesman, Brendan O’Connor. Brendan O’Connor, your reaction to this assessment by the PBO [Parliamentary Budget Office] – It’s pretty clear isn’t it? An endorsement of the Government’s position here. O’CONNOR: Well, I […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra

27 May 2014

CIOBO: This week and coming weeks, the Coalition has a plan to get Australia back on track. We've got a plan to make sure we make changes to the rate of Government expenditure to make sure that our trajectory is one that is sustainable in the long term. What we see from the Labor Party, […]

Doorstop interview, Brisbane

18 May 2014

CIOBO: We saw today from Labor's Shadow Treasurer that the Labor Party's priorities as a result of this Budget are for Australia to continue to remain in more debt and more deficit. It's clear from the Labor Party that they are more about the politics than they are more about the people. The clearest example […]

Interview with Emma Alberici, ABC Lateline, Friday Forum

16 May 2014

EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: The Government is six votes short of a majority in the Senate and will need either the Opposition or members of the crossbench to pass its proposed legislation to introduce a Medicare co-payment, reintroduce indexation of the fuel excise and change pension calculations. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has indicated that Labor will […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House

15 May 2014

CIOBO: Tonight the focus turns to the Labor Party and Bill Shorten. Tonight is an opportunity for the Labor Party to demonstrate that they are listening to the Australian people. Tonight is an opportunity for the Labor Party to show that they put people ahead of politics. The first thing that should happen tonight is […]

Doorstop, Parliament House

13 May 2014

CIOBO: Last September the Australian people elected the Coalition Government to begin the task of repairing the damage left by Labor. We were elected to make the tough decisions that are necessary to put Australia back on a pathway to economic credibility and economic sustainability. This evening’s Budget is about investing in the future. This […]

Interview with Matthew Taylor and Oriel Morrison, CNBC

13 May 2014

REPORTER, MATTHEW TAYLOR: Let’s get more on what we might be able to or might not be able to expect in the Budget later on today. Steve Ciobo is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, joining us now. Steve, thanks very much for speaking to us. I know you’re not going to be able to […]

Interview with Lyndal Curtis, ABC 24

12 May 2014

PRESENTER, LYNDAL CURTIS: Steven Ciobo welcome to Capital Hill. CIOBO: Thanks Lyndal. PRESENTER: Now it has been revealed the Government will be axing or merging a number of Government agencies, do we know yet how many jobs will go? CIOBO: Well look all the detail, I'm sure you've heard this from me and others in […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News AM Agenda

21 April 2014

GILBERT: With us on the program we've got Liberal frontbencher Steve Ciobo and also Labor frontbencher Andrew Leigh. Now Andrew Leigh first to you, on Neville Wran, described by one person this morning, Troy Bramston - the author and journalist, as the greatest ever Labor leader either state or federal. How do you reflect on […]

Interview with Marius Benson, ABC News Radio

10 April 2014

JOURNALIST: Steve Ciobo, Australia seems to have a unique prominence at the moment; being president of the G20, you have G20 meetings ahead and IMF meetings. What is Australia hoping to achieve from those meetings? CIOBO: The meetings that are taking place in Washington this week really represent an opportunity to build on the progress […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News AM Agenda

18 March 2014

JOURNALIST: With me on AM Agenda this morning is someone who works very closely with Arthur Sinodinos as Assistant Treasurer is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Steve Ciobo. Steve Ciobo thanks for your time. CIOBO: Good morning Kieran. JOURNALIST: Now obviously these are very initial suggestions at the ICAC. No claims made of wrong […]

Interview with Marius Benson, ABC News Radio

21 February 2014

JOURNALIST: Steve Ciobo good morning. CIOBO: Good morning Marius. JOURNALIST: You've chalked up a bit of a win even before the G20 gets underway according to the Fin Review at least because Christine Lagarde, the IMF Chief, has backed the Treasurer in declaring a specific growth target of 3.7 percent for this year. But growth […]

Interview with Emma Alberici, ABC Lateline, Friday Forum

21 February 2014

ALBERICI: As the world's leading political figures in banking and finance descend on Sydney for this weekend's G20 meeting, the Australian Government is caught between a need to take the lead on difficult decisions to lift global growth and a looming Senate election in WA that means the Government will need to tread carefully when […]

Interview with Eliza Borrello, ABC

20 February 2014

BORRELLO: Steve Ciobo, thanks for joining us. CIOBO: Pleasure. BORRELLO: The Treasurer is meeting the US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew today. We expect they’ll be talking about the US Federal Reserve’s decision to wind back its economic stimulus. How do you perceive that playing out in Australia? CIOBO: Well there’s no doubt that there’s been […]