The Big Interview
Federal Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer
Following the installation of the Turnbull Government, Kelly O’Dwyer was promoted to cabinet as Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer. A former National Australia Bank executive, O’Dwyer has served as Federal member for Higgins in Victoria since 2009. She’s now part of what Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described as “a 21st Century Government”. Will O’Dwyer prove in times ahead she’s the minister the insurance industry of the 21st century wants and needs? She’s already impressed with news that general insurance brokers are to be exempted from requirements imposed by new legislation aimed at raising standards of education and ethics for financial advisers. Next up, how will O’Dwyer and the Turnbull Government respond to the recommendations of the Northern Australia Insurance Premiums Taskforce’s final report?
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