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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP


27 July 2016

  • It is two years since a successful people smuggling venture came to Australia. It is two years that we have kept the border secure, two years when the team from Border Force and Operation Sovereign Borders led by the Minister, have ensured the people smugglers cannot peddle their evil trade.

  • Today is an important milestone for Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB), marking two years since the last successful people smuggling venture. This achievement is a result of the Coalition’s vigilant commitment to its successful border policy. The Prime Minister reiterated his Government’s commitment to protecting Australia’s borders, stamping out people smuggling and preventing people risking their lives at sea.

  • Kier Shorey: Good morning Prime Minister. Welcome back to Far North Queensland. Prime Minister: Good morning, it’s great to be here with my friend and colleague Warren Entsch the Member for Leichardt.

26 July 2016

  • The Commonwealth Government will establish a Royal Commission, in co-operation with the Government of the Northern Territory into the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.

  • Prime Minister: Thank you very much. It’s wonderful to be here with Ewen, here at Lavarack Barracks inspired by the professionalism, the courage, the dedication of the men and women of the 3rd Brigade just like all the men and women of the ADF.

  • Thank you very much Brigadier and thank you all for your service. Australia is so proud of you. You keep us safe, you and your forebears here at Lavarack in the ADF. Over more than a century you’ve kept Australia safe and we thank you and we salute you for that, for your service today and in the future.

  • Response from the Prime Minister on the ABC Four Corner's story about the mistreatment of children at the Don Dale Centre.

25 July 2016

  • Prime Minister: I’m here with the Attorney General to talk about important legislative measures to keep Australia safe in the face of increased terrorist activity around the world. Before I move to that I want to note that over the weekend I conveyed our deepest sympathies and strongest solidarity to the Charge D'affaires in the Embassy of Afghanistan here in Australia in the wake of the killing in Kabul, the most severe terrorist action in that city since 2001.

  • Early in the new Parliament we will introduce the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016.

22 July 2016

  • The Turnbull Government is delivering on its election commitment to support South Australia’s steel sector and workers at Arrium. The Export Finance and Insurance Corporation will provide a loan under the National Interest Account of $49.2 million for new machinery at the Iron Knob and Iron Baron mines. This will enable Arrium’s OneWhyalla business to process iron ore to export quality and is expected to boost Arrium’s cash flow by more than $200 million over the next five years.


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