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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Tony Abbott MP
  • Address to the 2015 Boao Financial Services Forum, Sydney

    This conference will cover many subjects, but improvement in all things depends upon improvement in one thing: our economy.

    So, that’s what I want to address today – our economy, and the heart of our economy, which is trade.

  • Visit by His Excellency Dr Jakaya Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania

    Mr President, it’s terrific to have you back here in Australia for your second visit as President.

    Tanzania and Australia have a strong and growing relationship.

  • New country of origin food labels

    Australians will benefit from clearer, simpler information about where products come from.

    New country of origin food labels will begin to appear on supermarket shelves later this year.

    It is important to ensure consumers have the information they need to make informed choices about the products they buy. Australians have made it clear they want better country of origin labelling and the Government is determined to deliver it.

  • 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.


  • 02 August 2015 | Transcript
    After a number of conversations with the Speaker, Bronwyn Bishop, over the last few weeks, today, Ms Bishop called me to let me know that she will be resigning to the Governor General from that particular position. What had become apparent, particularly over the last few days, is that the problem is not any particular individual – the problem is the entitlements system more generally. Regrettably, notwithstanding the fairness of the rules that this Government put in place amongst other things to restrict family travel, to stop the use of first class overseas travel and to prevent the employment of immediate family members, there are still too many situations where Members of Parliament can do things which are inside entitlement but outside public expectations.
  • 02 August 2015 | Media release
    The rules governing the parliamentary entitlements system need reform. Soon after taking office, this Government restricted access to family travel, stopped Members and Senators employing immediate family members and ended first class overseas travel. We also supported restoring the power of the Remuneration Tribunal to determine base salary. Despite this, some parliamentary travel has been inside entitlement but outside community expectations. The rules lack clarity and lack transparency. We need a system that is simple, effective and clear.
  • 31 July 2015 | Transcript
    I was listening to your earlier comments about Adam Goodes and I know this is a pretty hot issue and I know that it has been very controversial for lots of people. I am looking at the back page of the Herald Sun and there is quite a tribute to Adam Goodes. All the AFL Captains are speaking as one on their brother – “stand with us”. Look, I can understand why he is upset because no one should be subject to taunts. They particularly shouldn’t be subject to racial taunts and yes we’re a robust people and I guess politicians typically get booed at the footy but Adam Goodes is a good bloke and he is a great player and I hope he will be treated with civility and dignity.
  • 30 July 2015 | Media release
    Russia's veto of the United Nations Security Council resolution to establish a tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the MH17 atrocity is outrageous. Two hundred and ninety eight innocent people, including 38 Australians, were murdered when the aircraft was shot down above Ukraine just over a year ago. By its actions today, Russia has shown complete disregard for the families' right to know who was responsible and to see these criminals face justice.