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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP


16 January 2016

  • I want to thank you all for the work that you are doing. You are so admired by the Australian people, indeed by the New Zealanders. We so admire your professionalism, your commitment, your courage and determination, to get the job done.

11 January 2016

09 January 2016

05 January 2016

  • I just want to note the extraordinary inspiration of Jane McGrath's life. Jane McGrath's vision, the way Glenn has carried that, his leadership, his inspiration has moved so many people to do such remarkable work in support of women with breast cancer. Petra has talked about the 110 breast care nurses, and it is good to see some of you here today. Thank you again, so much. Let's give them another round of applause.

  • Prime Minister: Well the rain has not just interrupted play, it prevented play, but it hasn’t prevented the real inspiration and leadership that Glenn McGrath and his family show leading this foundation, nor has it interrupted the generosity of Australians everywhere supporting the work of the foundation which of course underwrites the work of the breast care nurses. So Lucy and I have been really pleased to be here today to support the McGrath Foundation.

31 December 2015

  • Prime Minister: I would like to thank the Honourable Dyson Heydon, his Counsel Assisting and all of the staff of the Royal Commission for their work. This has been a monumental effort, completed under enormous pressure of every kind, including unwarranted and baseless attacks on the Royal Commissioner himself. Now let me say this about the Royal Commission report, the Royal Commission's report has uncovered many weaknesses in the trade union movement, but if its recommendations are substantially adopted, if the lessons of this report are learned, the trade union movement will emerge much stronger.

30 December 2015

  • The final report of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption has found there is a ‘widespread’ and ‘deep-seated’ culture of lawlessness among many union officials. This corrupt and illegal conduct will not stop unless there is immediate and effective Parliamentary intervention, meaningful reform and strong leadership.  The Government will re-introduce legislation in the first sitting week of 2016 to re-establish respect for the rule of law in the construction industry.

  • Today you set off, the ship’s company, on a mission of critical importance to Australia and the world’s security.  

29 December 2015

  • I’m very pleased to be here with my wife Lucy, with the Premier, Sarah Henderson – the Member for Corangamite – and Craig Lapsley – the Victorian Emergency Management Commissioner.

  • The Minister for Cities and the Built Environment, the Hon Jamie Briggs MP, has resigned from the ministry. The Hon Mal Brough MP and I have agreed that he will stand aside as Special Minister of State and Minister for Defence Materiel and Science pending the completion of inquiries by the police.


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