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Address to the AEIOU Foundation's business leaders lunch, Brisbane.
ADDRESS TO THE AEIOU FOUNDATION'S BUSINESS LEADERS LUNCH
4 DECEMBER 2009
Thanks for that introduction and for that very warm welcome. It's always a pleasure to speak at home in Queensland, and I'm honoured to get the chance to lend my support to the AEIOU Foundation.
I personally know from my electorate work that the Foundation has touched many, many lives here in Brisbane and throughout Queensland. And I want to especially acknowledge Don Button here today; Don and I go back a long way and I'm proud to consider him a good friend.
Year in Review
Today, I'm asked to review the year for Queensland businesses just gone, and cast ahead to what 2010 offers. Those of you involved in business and community life know this past year certainly has been a rollercoaster ride.
Just cast your mind back to this time last year: