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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Tony Abbott MP
  • Forrest Review of Indigenous Training and Employment

    The Government welcomes Mr Andrew Forrest’s Review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes.

    We thank him for investing so much of his own time and energy in the preparation of this comprehensive report. The report sets ambitious objectives to improve indigenous employment outcomes and ensure that we tackle disadvantage, wherever it occurs in Australia.

  • Condolence book in support and sympathy of those tragically killed on flight MH17

    Condolence book in support and sympathy of those tragically killed on flight MH17

    Today, the Governor-General, the Presiding Officers of the Parliament, members of the Cabinet, representatives of the Federal Opposition, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and members of the public signed the Commonwealth of Australia Condolence Book in support and sympathy to the families of those tragically killed on Flight MH17.

  • Malaysia Airlines Flight Tragedy

    Australians mourn the loss of Flight MH17.

    There were 298 people on this aircraft - and their deaths offend our sense of justice.

    We grieve for all, but particularly for the 37 men, women and children who called Australia home.

  • A Message from the PM - Boosting Economic Growth

    Later this year, Brisbane will host the leaders of the world's biggest economies at the G20 summit.

    This year's summit will focus on boosting economic growth - because stronger economic growth is the key to addressing almost every global problem.

    My message to them is that Australia is open for business. Together, we can foster growth and we can and will create more jobs.

  • Deepening economic and defence ties with Japan

    Today, Japanese Prime Minister Abe and I signed an historic free trade agreement between Japan and Australia.

    The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) was finalised during my visit to Japan earlier this year and today’s signing brings us another step closer to realisation of the benefits of the Agreement for Australian and Japanese consumers, families and businesses.

News

  • 1 August 2014 | Media release
    The Government welcomes Mr Andrew Forrest’s Review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes.
  • 1 August 2014 | Transcript
    It is so important that when it comes to indigenous communities the kids go to school, the adults go to work and communities are safe. All of the recommendations in the Forrest Review are about trying to ensure that we do get the kids to school, that we do get the adults into work and therefore that communities will be much safer than they are at the present time.
  • 1 August 2014 | Speech
    It’s terrific to be here and there is a very big crowd here this morning – as there should be – because this is a very exciting day. It is, I believe, a watershed day for indigenous people and I think it is one of those days when we very possibly strike out in a new direction for the benefit of every Australian.
  • 31 July 2014 | Media release
    The Government has declared Thursday 7 August 2014 to be a National Day of Mourning to honour the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

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