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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

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24 August 2016

22 August 2016

  • Well let me say how honoured Michaelia and I are to be here with you, with your federal Member Tony Smith and the Victorian Opposition Leader Matt Guy, your state colleagues and councillors, but above all with you the CFA volunteers.

19 August 2016

  • Prime Minister: Good morning Neil, great to be with you.

  • It’s been wonderful to be here at the Holdsworth Community Centre, and to be in the company of so many young Australians all dressed up as pirates. It’s a very pirate themed today and it’s great in my capacity as the local Member, to be able to provide some support for this terrific redesign and redevelopment of this Centre.

18 August 2016

  • Thank you your Excellency for such a warm and wise address. Thank you Peter Ryan and your committee for your inspired leadership in arranging today’s commemorations. You welcomed all of our distinguished guests but like his Excellency, I acknowledge foremost among all of us, our Vietnam Veterans. In the cool calm of our nation’s capital, we the leaders of your nation and the representatives of the governments of New Zealand and the United States, gather to thank you and honour you, the Vietnam Veterans, for your service and your sacrifice in that long war you fought in the steaming heat and torrential rain of the jungles of Vietnam.

17 August 2016

  • Ladies and gentlemen, when the Parliament returns on the 30th of August, it will be nearly four months, and a long federal election, since we last met. And now that the dust and the votes have settled, the Australian people will expect all of us - Government, opposition and crossbenches - to make the Parliament they have elected work for them. The big economic challenges and opportunities we faced in May are still there. And central to them all is this - how do we ensure Australia remains a high wage, first-world economy with a generous social welfare safety net?

  • Your Excellency’s, the Honourable Bill Shorten MP, my ministerial colleagues, the Honourable Chester Borrows MP - Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of New Zealand, my parliamentary colleagues, Chief of Defence of the ADF - Mark Binskin, Chief of the New Zealand Army, leaders of our ex-service organisations who are here today. But above all, you, the veterans of the Vietnam War including here today 100 veterans of the Battle of Long Tan. Your nation’s leaders are here to honour and thank you - the veterans of that War for your service and your sacrifice.

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