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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Tony Abbott MP
  • A Message From the Prime Minister

    This week the Government continued to deliver on our commitment to build the infrastructure of the 21st century.

    We are working with state governments around Australia to deliver major roads – from the Bruce Highway in Queensland to the East West Link in Melbourne to the Swan Bypass in Perth.

    The Government decided finally to build an airport in Western Sydney. It is a decision that successive governments have put off for fifty years. Its construction will generate thousands of jobs and in time it will provide up to 60,000 new jobs.

  • PM Abbott and Deputy PM Truss with some of the documents for the new airport and infrastructure

    Western Sydney airport to deliver jobs and infrastructure

    After 50 years of talk about a second airport for Sydney, the Government has confirmed that the site for Western Sydney’s new airport will be Badgerys Creek.

    This airport will be good for economic growth and good for jobs – both in Western Sydney and nationally.

    The initial construction phase is expected to generate around 4,000 jobs, with the airport development expected to create 35,000 jobs by 2035, increasing to 60,000 jobs over time.

  • A Message from The Prime Minister - Australia Open For Business

    I want to report to you on Australia's trade mission to North Asia. More trade is part of the Government's plan for a strong and prosperous economy. More trade means more jobs.

  • PM Abbott opening Australia Week in China

    Australia Week in China

    The Prime Minister participated in the inaugural Australia Week in China.  He was accompanied by no fewer than two Ministers, five State Premiers and a Chief Minister – as well as Chairmen and CEOs representing over half the value of our stock exchange.

  • PM Abbott being welcomed in South Korea

    Korean Free Trade Agreement

    During his visit to the Republic of Korea, the Prime Minister signed a Free Trade Agreement with Korea.

    The Korean Free Trade Agreement will create at least 15,000 jobs between 2015 and 2030 and add $650 million annually to the Australian economy once in force.