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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP


26 October 2016

  • DANNY KENNEDY: Now firstly I know you had this trip to the outback on your radar, but with the tragedy at Dreamworld yesterday were you thinking of postponing it or scrapping it and going to the Gold Coast?

25 October 2016

  • Well it’s great to be here with the member for Brisbane, Trevor Evans. We've had a very good discussion about our approach to cities is going to mean better investment, better outcomes, greater liveability for the people of Brisbane.

  • Does Senator George Brandis, Queensland Member of the Cabinet and Australia’s Attorney-General, hold the Prime Ministers full confidence given what occurred overnight with Australia’s Solicitor-General, his resignation? This is the Prime Minister.

  • The Commonwealth Government will provide $10 million to progress planning and early works for Brisbane’s Cross River Rail and to support the establishment of the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority.

  • I’m very saddened to learn of the tragic accident at Dreamworld earlier today. Theme parks are a place for family fun and happiness, not tragedy. This is a very, very, sad, tragic event. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives.

24 October 2016

  • I am Julian Leeser, I am the Member for Berowra and it is wonderful to welcome the Prime Minister here to the electorate of Berowra with my friends and colleague Paul Fletcher, he is the Member for Bradfield, but also the Minister for Urban Infrastructure and also the New South Wales Minister for Roads, Duncan Gay. We are here to talk about NorthConnex. Now you can hear the trucks and cars whizzing through Pennant Hills Road and I can tell you this is the absolute number one [inaudible] in my electorate.

  • PRIME MINISTER: Thank you very much and I am thrilled to be here on this day and indeed my birthday. Lucy and I are delighted to be here Helen. We are, as all of us here, such great admirers of the leadership you provide. So many years of dedication to improving the health of Australians tackling the enormous challenge of cancer.

22 October 2016

  • PRIME MINISTER: Well thank you very much for such a warm welcome. Acting President Kent Johns, State Director Chris Stone. Premier Mike Baird, Deputy and State Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian – a very big congratulations for getting the State Budget in surplus Gladys. No pressure on us Scott at all.

21 October 2016

  • As we were just saying, what Mike and I have signed today – and we’re here of course with our Ministers – what we’ve signed today is an important, really a historic step in the way the federal government works with state and, indeed, with local governments. The federal government has always been an investor in infrastructure, in cities. But historically, there has been very little cooperation. The levels of government have often been passing each other like ships in the night, without sufficient communication and collaboration.

  • Well thank you very much Glen it is great to be with you, Lucy and I thrilled to be here with so many friends. It’s good to see Craig Laundy here, my colleague and it’s good to see Arthur Sinodinos the Cabinet Secretary and Elizabeth and also of course to see Wayne Swan the former Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister.


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