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The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

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25 February 2016

  • The 2016 White Paper is a comprehensive and responsible long-term plan to ensure Australia’s national security. It is the culmination of detailed analysis of our strategic environment, our defence priorities and objectives, and the capabilities required to achieve these outcomes. For the first time, the White Paper released today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Defence Minister Marise Payne fully aligns strategy, capability and resources to make the Australian Defence Force (ADF) more capable, agile and potent.

24 February 2016

  • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison today announced the establishment of an expert advisory group to help make Australia the leading market for financial technology – or FinTech – in the Asia Pacific region.

  • PRIME MINISTER: Well, Scott and Wyatt, Kelly, it’s great to be here, to have here our FinTech Advisory Group.

  • PRIME MINISTER: Thank you very much Jane and thank you very much Ann Maree for your story. For your, the courage with which you have battled this disease. The courage with which you told your story here was quite unforgettable.

  • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison today announced the establishment of an expert advisory group to help make Australia the leading market for financial technology – or FinTech – in the Asia Pacific region.

23 February 2016

  • Today the Turnbull Government will hold the inaugural meeting of the Innovation and Science Committee of Cabinet, which is responsible for implementing the Government’s $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA). This is the first time a dedicated Cabinet Committee has been established by the Australian Government to oversee innovation and science, highlighting the critical importance of these issues to our economic prosperity.

22 February 2016

  • PRIME MINISTER: Good morning. Five years ago – just a few minutes ago – was of course the great Christchurch earthquake. And we note again our sympathy to the people of New Zealand, the people of Christchurch, for the loss they suffered then, and our unbounded admiration for the courage and resilience they showed in rebuilding that city.

  • After the last election the cross-party Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters inquired at length into the Senate voting system. The Committee reported unanimously and made a number of recommendations to improve the Senate voting system.

19 February 2016

  • PRIME MINISTER: Well, we have just finished some great meetings with the business community, the Trans-Tasman business community and some good, very, very good discussions as you have seen with John Key.

  • PRIME MINISTER: It's great to be here. John and Bronagh, Lucy and I are so thrilled that you're here in Sydney.

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