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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.


  • 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.
  • 23 July 2015 | Transcript
    We've done quite a lot over the last two years. We've scrapped the mining tax, we've scrapped the carbon tax, we've stopped the boats, we've got three Free Trade Agreements in place. We've done a lot of budget repair. So, it's been a pretty action-packed two years and it's very important that there be ongoing reform and what I was really pleased about, Leigh, was the willingness of all the states and territories, of both Labor and Liberal Premiers, to talk seriously about what we need to do as a nation to leave the party political hats at the door, to lay down their weapons, as it were, and be constructive.
  • 23 July 2015 | Transcript
    Thanks, everyone, and the crowded house makes me think that it must have been a rather more important meeting of COAG than usual and, indeed, it has been a very important meeting of COAG. We had our COAG meeting this morning, obviously, but yesterday we had the historic COAG Leaders’ Retreat. As far as I’m aware, there’s never before been a COAG leaders’ retreat and it was important that we meet in a rather different context than usual because we were considering fundamental issues, basic questions about how our federation works and how our federation can work better – basic questions about the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the Commonwealth, the states and the territories and local government.
  • 23 July 2015 | Media release
    Today COAG held its first special meeting on counter-terrorism in a decade. Prime Minister John Howard hosted the last counter-terrorism COAG in 2005. Today we agreed to – and released – Australia’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy. This is a comprehensive long-term national counter-terrorism blueprint. The strategy sets out the counter-terrorism arrangements in place across Australia. It provides information to the community on the terrorist threat and what our governments are doing to counter it.