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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Tony Abbott MP
  • Joint Press Conference with Prime Minister Lee, Singapore

    If I may say so, I have been honoured and exhilarated by the warmth of the welcome and the strength of the friendship between our two countries.

    I’m here first and foremost to acknowledge 50 years of remarkably successful history.

    Fifty years ago Singapore became independent and Australia was one of the very first countries to recognise Singapore's independence.

  • Address to the 58th Federal Council of the Liberal Party of Australia, Melbourne

    Our Party went to the last election with a plan to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia.

    Today, my job is to report to you on our progress and to set out our next steps in achieving this goal.

  • A Message from the Prime Minister

    As we enter the final sitting week before the winter recess, the Government is getting on with delivering our plan for a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia.

    The past week has been a week of achievement for the Australian people

  • Our North, Our Future: A vision for developing North Australia

    The Government has today released its White Paper on Developing Northern Australia: Our North, Our Future.

    This is Australia’s first White Paper on developing Northern Australia, building on our Green Paper and pre-election statement.

    It is an essential part of our plan for a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia.

  • Australia signs landmark trade agreement with China

    Australia signed a landmark Free Trade Agreement with China, our largest trading partner, with total trade worth almost $160 billion in 2013-14, and a growing source of investment.

    The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will lock in existing trade and provide the catalyst for future growth across a range of areas including goods, services and investment.


  • 04 July 2015 | Transcript
    Farming, agriculture is one of the sunrise industries of our country, particularly given the technology that we are bringing to bear on producing better, cleaner, greener food and that will obviously be supported by the white paper. The world is hungry – literally and metaphorically – for the high-quality food that Australia can produce. Thanks to what this Government has done with the three free trade agreements, our food exports are increasing significantly and substantially. Thanks to the innovations that this white paper has announced, things will go from strength to strength here on the land. So, I’m very pleased and proud to be associated with this white paper.
  • 04 July 2015 | Media release
    The Commonwealth Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper is an investment in our farmers and our competitive strengths in agriculture. This is a vital part of our plan to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia. A strong agriculture sector contributes to a strong economy—and that means more jobs, more exports, higher incomes and better services to the community. We’re determined to make the sector even more competitive and to deliver practical actions that will keep our farmers and farming families profitable and resilient.
  • 03 July 2015 | Media release
    I welcome the announcement from Clarence House that The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Australia in November 2015. This will be their second joint visit to Australia. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess last visited in November 2012 to mark The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Recent visits by Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have further strengthened the relationship between Australia and the United Kingdom.
  • 03 July 2015 | Speech
    Admiral, it’s a privilege to be on the ship. It is an honour to be introduced to some of the ship’s company and it is good to be able to say on behalf of the Australian Government and people how grateful we are for your participation in Operation Talisman Sabre and how appreciative we are of the work that the U.S. forces do with our forces right around the world. It is a very, very important alliance. It’s a very important relationship and right now we are facing quite significant challenges in many parts of the world but particularly in the Middle East. So, I am very appreciative of everything our two countries do together.