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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
  • The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnball

    The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

    Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as the 29th Prime Minister of Australia on 15 September 2015.

    Since entering Federal politics as the Member for Wentworth in 2004, Mr Turnbull has held a number of parliamentary positions.

    Most recently, Mr Turnbull was Minister for Communications from 18 September 2013 to 21 September 2015. 


  • 02 May 2016 | Transcript
    Prime Minister: Prime Minister Valls welcome to Canberra. We had a great discussion reflecting on the shared values and history of France and Australia. A hundred years ago the diggers of Australia and the Poilu of France were battling together on French and Belgium soil to defend the liberty of France. And we have - our Governor-General has just been in France as we remember the Centenary of those great battles, Fromelles and Pozières and enormous struggle. We have shared those values and stood together ever since and the proposed future submarine partnership will be another opportunity for France and Australia creating unprecedented opportunities to strengthen and expand, deepen our already strong relationship.
  • 01 May 2016 | Media release
    The Turnbull Government has committed to the most significant package of education quality reforms in a generation to drive excellence in Australia’s school students as part of a $73.6 billion student achievement plan. An additional $1.2 billion from 2018 to 2020 will be tied to a needs-based distribution of funding and reforms in our schools to help every parent have confidence that their child is receiving the teaching they require. The Turnbull Government is focused on achieving quality outcomes from our record levels of funding.
  • 01 May 2016 | Transcript
    Prime Minister: I’m delighted to be here with the Education Minister, Simon Birmingham to talk about our schools policy that the Treasurer described in his interview this morning. What we are doing is making a commitment to the things that matter most to all of the parents of those kids that are playing soccer today and kicking around on football fields and cricket fields – enjoying themselves today, they are having a great time – but their future depends on great teachers and on having the skills that they need to be able to take advantage of the enormous opportunity of the 21st century economy.
  • 29 April 2016 | Transcript
    Prime Minister: Thank you very much Lord Mayor for your very warm welcome, it’s great to be here. This is a room of considerable talent. All of you have got a passion for cities. Every single one of you. The Federal Ministers, Angus, of course, who opened proceedings. Paul Fletcher, Minister for Major Projects and Greg Hunt, Environment Minister - my parliamentary colleagues and all of the distinguished planners, not least of whom of course is the Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, my dear wife, Lucy who is here with her colleague the Deputy Commissioner. Right across the room, all of you understand that our cities are a part of our greatest economic assets.



Parliament has resumed and the trees in the courtyard have changed colour in time for the budget #budgettrees
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Record levels of funding for schools - the Turnbull Government is focused on every child's future
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Our Smart Cities Plan will deliver best-value roads and rail, more affordable homes and reduced commutes
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The great thing about being able to grow vegetables in a community rooftop garden in Melb is anyone can turnip
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Despite the years, despite the healing, the sense of loss weighs heavily as we remember Port Arthur 20 years ago
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The tragedy at #PortArthur united us with a rare intensity. We will never forget.
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In Tas discussing the strategic potency & stealth of new Aus subs - and the prospect of 'Subby McSubface'
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Last time I had Tas Prime Oysters was in China for Aus-China Week – our producers are making the most of #Chafta
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I spoke to Scott Morrison earlier as he prepares to deliver the budget tomorrow night.

It will contain changes to the tax system to make it more sustainable and fairer. It will set us up for the great economic...

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Press conference with the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls

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Parliament has resumed and the trees in the courtyard have changed colour in time for the budget #budgettrees

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Great teachers inspire. Even a year with the right teacher can change a child's life and give them the confidence to dream big.

That's why we're working to make sure our best teachers stay in classrooms rather...

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Congrats to the Reds!

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