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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Tony Abbott MP
  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 30 July 2015 | Speech
    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. A short walk from here, in Macquarie Place, is a statue of Thomas Sutcliffe Mort, a leading merchant of colonial New South Wales. Mort helped to start the international wool trade that was the foundation of our early prosperity. He also founded the Australian Mutual Provident Society, which became today’s financial giant, the AMP.
  • 28 July 2015 | Transcript
    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. Obviously we’re particularly interested in the commercial possibilities. I know that there are some 18 significant Australian mining companies, which have over 100 separate mining operations, one way or another, in Tanzania.
  • 27 July 2015 | Transcript
    Thanks, Russell and it is great to be here at this facility and the fact that $35 million is being invested here in what really is a state-of-the-art facility, a nation-leading facility, is a sign of what happens when good government is working with good people in the community to get the best possible outcomes. As far as I'm concerned, every day this Government is working to recognise and acknowledge people in our community who are having a go.