The Hon Andrew Constance MP, NSW Treasurer addressed a private boardroom lunch for 50 senior business executives where he discussed the 2014 budget handed down 17 June 2014, only two days previously. This lunch was proudly sponsored by NSW Minerals Council and Optus.
We are honoured to have hosted the Treasurer’s first post budget address since his appointment as the Treasurer of NSW in April 2014. The Treasurer discussed what the 2015 Budget would mean for business and our community over the coming 12 months.
As Treasurer, Mr Constance aims to deliver better outcomes for all communities across NSW through sound economic management, better utilisation of government assets and property as well as a sensible approach to tax reform. Mr Constance was elected to the NSW Parliament as the Member for Bega in 2003 and served as Shadow Minister for Ageing and Disability Services between 2006 and 2011. After the election of the NSW Liberals & Nationals in March 2011, he was sworn in as the Minister.
In August 2013, Mr Constance was sworn in as Minister for Finance and Services. During his time as Minister, Mr Constance continued the work of the Government in reforming the NSW Workers Compensation scheme, in order to return the scheme to a sustainable footing. Mr Constance continued the Government’s ICT open data policy, delivered better management of government property, reaped millions through the sale of surplus assets, and oversaw the decentralisation of government jobs to Western Sydney.
As Treasurer, Mr Constance plays a key role in the Baird Government, with the responsibility to deliver sound economic management to benefit all communities across NSW.
On 7 May 2014, Mr. Constance was also sworn in as Minister for Industrial Relations.
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