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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 became the 29th Prime Minister of Australia on 15 September 2015 and was sworn in for a second term on 19 July 2016.

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


  • 29 July 2016 | Transcript
    Following the Cabinet discussion yesterday I can announce that the Government will not be nominating any person for the office of Secretary-General of the United Nations. I've spoken to Mr Rudd in the last hour and advised him of that decision and the reasons for it.
  • 29 July 2016 | Media release
    I am pleased to announce the re-appointment of Ms Nola Marino as the Chief Government Whip. Nola will continue to perform this vitally important role with great skill. She is held in the highest esteem by her colleagues and I greatly value her counsel and support. The full House whips team will be announced when there is clarity about the result in the seat of Herbert. I also thank Brett Whiteley for his service as Government Whip.
  • 28 July 2016 | Media release
    The Governor-General has issued Letters Patent to establish a Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems of the Government of the Northern Territory, and appoint the Hon Brian Ross Martin AO QC as Royal Commissioner.  This Royal Commission will be conducted jointly with the Northern Territory Government which will issue an appointment in identical terms under its Inquiries Act.
  • 28 July 2016 | Transcript
    Well, colleagues, welcome. Three years of Government, this is the term of delivery. We are returned to Government, majority Government, with a big program - a program based on our national economic plan that we took to the election, a plan designed to set Australia up for the future. We have so much to do, so many projects, so many programs to deliver. We have a big task of Budget repair. We've set out the way we'll do that in the Budget.



Today the AG & I announced Brian Martin QC as Royal Commissioner into youth detention in NT
2 days 19 hours ago
Starting a busy day with a walk along the Cairns esplanade, with the backdrop of the Murray Prior Range
4 days 5 hours ago
I have spoken with French President Hollande to express Australia’s sympathy and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Nice.
1 week 4 days ago
A great honour to be sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia by the Governor General this morning.
1 week 5 days ago
Announcing the new Ministerial line-up at Parliament House today
1 week 5 days ago
HMAS Darwin returns after 7 months in Middle East & we thank the ship's company and the families who support them.
2 weeks 3 hours ago
We mourn for the victims of another murderous act of terror in France overnight, on Bastille Day
2 weeks 2 days ago
In Canberra this morning with PM&C Secretary Martin Parkinson as we discuss the challenges & opportunities ahead.
2 weeks 6 days ago


Today the Attorney General and I announced the appointment of Brian Martin QC as Royal Commissioner, to inquire into and report on the child protection and youth detention systems of the Northern Territory.

2 days 19 hours ago

Join me for my press conference following the first cabinet meeting of the re-elected Coalition Government.

2 days 22 hours ago

Today Minister Peter Dutton, Warren Entsch MP and I congratulated Rear Admiral Peter Laver, Acting Commissioner of Border Force Mike Outram and the crew of the vessel Cape Saint George on their achievement of keeping our...

3 days 20 hours ago

Starting a busy day with a walk along the Cairns esplanade with the backdrop of the Murray Prior Range.

4 days 5 hours ago

Like all Australians, I am deeply shocked and appalled by the images of mistreatment of children at the Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre.

My Government will establish a Royal Commission into the events at the...

5 days 6 hours ago