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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Tony Abbott MP
  • Address to the United Nations General Assembly, United Nations

    All people are entitled to make their own choices – provided these don’t infringe the rights of others. These are the principles which this organisation embodies, on which the future of humanity rests.

    We should put no limits on what we can achieve, especially when we work together, trust people and are faithful to our deepest values.

  • Address to the UN Security Council Summit on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

    The Australian Government will be utterly unflinching towards anything that threatens our future as a free, fair and multicultural society; a beacon of hope and exemplar of unity-in-diversity.

    Our goal is not to change people, but to protect them; it’s not to change governments, but to combat terrorism. Governments that don’t commit genocide against their own people, nor permit terrorism against ours – that’s all we seek.

  • A Message from the PM - A Safe and Secure Australia

    This last week, Australia’s largest ever counter-terrorism operation took place.

    It involved security and intelligence agencies as well as Commonwealth and state police.

    In responding to the threat of extremism – we are doing everything we humanly can to keep you safe.

    This Government will continue to build the safe and secure Australia that everyone wants.


    Recent events in the Middle East have reminded Australians that we live in an uncertain world.

    Raising the alert level to High is designed to raise awareness in the community.

    The Government is working with the States and the Territories; consulting with the Opposition; and taking considered action so that you can continue to lead your lives confident that everything, everything possible is being done to protect you.

  • Joint Statement with Prime Minister Modi, New Delhi, India

    The Prime Minister of Australia Hon Tony Abbott MP paid a State Visit to India from 4-5 September, 2014 at the invitation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

    Prime Minister Hon Tony Abbott MP renewed his invitation to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to visit Australia. Prime Minister Modi accepted the invitation to undertake a bilateral visit to Australia at the time of the G20 Summit in November 2014. 


  • 01 October 2014 | Speech
    It is an honour and a privilege to be here to salute the industry which does so much to make our normal lives possible. During the election, as some of you might remember, I frequently said that our hope, our intention, should we be elected, was to build a strong and prosperous economy for a safe and secure Australia. For the first few months inevitably and rightly the emphasis was on a strong and prosperous economy. Over the last few months, the emphasis has been on a safe and secure Australia.
  • 01 October 2014 | Media release
    The Government will recommend to the Governor‑General that Mr Andrew Colvin APM OAM be appointed to the role of Australian Federal Police Commissioner. Mr Colvin has been Acting Federal Police Commissioner since the retirement of Commissioner Tony Negus in September. Prior to that he was Deputy Commissioner for National Security.
  • 01 October 2014 | Speech
    Madam Speaker, as a peaceful democracy Australia is reluctant to reach out to conflicts thousands of miles away but as this House knows, these conflicts can reach out to us.
  • 30 September 2014 | Speech
    Madam Speaker, we did receive the report on 1 September, and the report from Royal Commissioner Ian Hanger AM QC does provide victims’ families with some long-awaited answers – answers that they desperately crave, given that four young men in the prime of life lost their lives as consequence of this bungled programme. In addition to the lives lost, homes were damaged or destroy and many businesses were badly affected or ruined.