I will travel to Argentina from 30 November to 1 December to participate in the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires.
The G20 has a track record of bringing advanced and emerging economies together to bridge divides and shape the rules that govern our economic interactions.
My priority for this year’s Summit will be building on that record with other leaders to find a constructive way forward on global trade.
A strong multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organisation at its’ centre has helped underwrite regional and global economic stability and prosperity.
This is critically important to Australia as an open, trade-reliant economy – our continued growth and prosperity depends on it.
I am pleased that this year’s Summit includes a focus on the future of work and how growth can be shared across populations.
I will take the opportunity to highlight how innovation has been at the centre of growing Australia’s economy and how increasing women’s economic security and participation is essential to raising living standards. That’s why Australia introduced the gender participation goal during our 2014 G20 presidency, of reducing the gap between female and male participation by 25 per cent by 2025.
I look forward to meeting with my fellow leaders at the Summit to discuss these important issues and strengthen our engagement at what is a critical time.