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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP


22 September 2016

  • No institution or infrastructure is more important to the future prosperity and freedom of our global community than the Internet. It powers, it punctuates our daily lives, supports our business transactions and joins our nations in what is truly a world wide web.

  • It’s great to be here in Washington meeting with security leaders, reinforcing our strong alliance, our strong partnership for freedom. We’ve met today with the Director of the National Security Agency, the Director of the CIA, the Director of National Intelligence and with the Defence Secretary Ash Carter. 

21 September 2016

  • PRIME MINISTER: Secretary-General, Mr President, Your Excellencies. The tenor of our times is change.

  • PRIME MINISTER: The number of displaced people worldwide is now as we have heard at the highest level since the aftermath of World War II.

  • The inability to manage water resources effectively puts millions, billions indeed, at risk. And of course even more lack access to clean water. This is a very, very big agenda. Water is the source of life, it’s central to human development.

  • Keiran Gilbert: Prime Minister thanks for your time, you spoke of the risk of a proxy war when you think about Iran and the Saudis, you think about the US and Russia, are we on the brink of a new Cold War?

  • Prime Minister: Well good morning. Australia continues to play a very constructive part in the work of the UN. You’ve seen the discussions that have been had at the immigration summit, both the one held by the UN and of course President Obama’s, and the recognition of the great work that Australia does in the cause of humanity, with our humanitarian programme, our refugee programme.

  • Australia will continue to play a leading role in global efforts to assist refugees. Today I represented Australia at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees hosted by President Obama in New York.

20 September 2016

  • PRIME MINISTER: Good morning. Well it’s been great to be here. Tom Farley has given us a great introduction to the Stock Exchange this morning and it’s wonderful to be here at the heart of the American economy

  • PRIME MINISTER: We’ve just had the honour of hearing President Barack Obama deliver his last address to the United Nations General Assembly as the President of the United States. He gave a powerful and impassioned defence of liberal democracy.


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