Treasurer sells upbeat economy to the US

October 13, 2017

Scott Morrison has told a US business event a brighter economic picture is emerging in Australia.

Treasurer Scott Morrison has taken his better-days-ahead message to New York, telling a business audience the government is unashamedly prioritising growth strategies.

But he warned while a brighter economic picture was emerging amid a renewed sense of optimism within the global economy, complacency remained our enemy.

"We cannot afford to rest on our laurels; to sit back and wait for growth to magically fall from the sky, " Mr Morrison told the Citigroup gathering on Thursday (US time).

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