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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Tony Abbott MP
  • A Message from the PM - Building a Stronger Economy

    Every day the Government is working to build a stronger economy so that we can help Australia’s families and small businesses.

    A stronger economy means more investment, more exports and more jobs.  Everyone benefits.

    Now, with the return of Parliament on Tuesday, the Government is continuing to put in place the policies that are part of our Economic Action Strategy.

  • Pollie Pedal 2014

    Riders in this year's Pollie Pedal road over 1000 kms from Moree to Penrith, raising funds for Carers Australia.

    I thank all the riders, volunteers and sponsors involved for their extraordinary effort and support.

  • MH17 Memorial Hillversum, The Netherlands

    Paying my respects to the victims of flight MH17 at the memorial site outside the gates of Korporaraal Van Oudheusden Barracks.

    My sincere and heartfelt thanks goes to the government and the people of the Netherlands for the compassion and decency they’ve shown to all the victims of MH17.

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

    The first responsibility of every government is to keep our country as safe as possible.

    The threat to Australia and to Australians from extremists is real and growing.

    So this week, the Government announced a series of measures that will strengthen our national security.

  • National Memorial Service condolence letter

    National Memorial Service – Additional information

    The Commonwealth Government has declared Thursday 7 August 2014 to be a National Day of Mourning to honour the innocent victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

    The Government has arranged for a National Memorial Service to take place at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne, at 10.30 am on Thursday 7 August 2014.

News

  • 26 August 2014 | Media release
    To lessen the terrorist threat at home and abroad, the Government will invest more than $64 million in measures to counter violent extremism and radicalisation.
  • 26 August 2014 | Transcript
    Good morning. It’s terrific to be here at the world famous Peter Mac Cancer Centre to talk about the Medical Research Future Fund which the Government is implementing as part of this year’s Budget. This is a very important investment in the long term health and welfare and the Australian community. This is a country which has recognised its expertise in a number of fields – sport in particular. What we don’t always understand enough is just how good we are here in Australia at health and medical research. We have about a quarter of a per cent of the world’s population, but we will typically produce up to five per cent of the world’s refereed medical research. We have world-class researchers, they have produced international breakthroughs. One of the reasons why Australians born today live 25 years longer than Australians born 100 years ago is because of the research of people like the researchers and the clinicians here at the Peter Mac Cancer Centre.
  • 26 August 2014 | Speech
    It is a real honour to be involved with the launch of Paul Kelly's book. Paul and I go back quite a long way. Back in the late 1980s I was a relatively young editorial writer at The Australian. Paul, even then, was the guru in chief of the press gallery and I was often instructed by editor, Frank Devine, not to write our editorial of the day without first discussing it with Paul Kelly.
  • 24 August 2014 | Media release
    Every day the Government is working to build a stronger economy so that we can help Australia’s families and small businesses. A stronger economy means more investment, more exports and more jobs.  Everyone benefits. Now, with the return of Parliament on Tuesday, the Government is continuing to put in place the policies that are part of our Economic Action Strategy.

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