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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP


26 February 2017

24 February 2017

  • Well, we’ve just seen an extraordinary story of Australian innovation, advanced manufacturing. The most advanced microphones in the world made here, right from the start. You have seen those brass and aluminium bars in the shed. Out of this manufacturing process here in Sydney, here in Australia, you have the most advanced microphones in the world. 94 per cent of your sales are exports. Peter, it is an extraordinary achievement.

  • Neil Mitchell: On the line, the Prime Minister. Mr Turnbull, good morning. Prime Minister: Good morning Neil. Neil Mitchell: Other issues, but first, penalty rates – will you attempt to change or block the fair work decision on penalty rates?

  • I am pleased to announce that Dr James Renwick SC has been appointed as Australia’s acting Independent National Security Legislation Monitor. The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor is an important and valued component of Australia’s national security architecture, responsible for ensuring that national security and counter-terrorism legislation is applied in accordance with the rule of law and in a manner consistent with our human rights obligations.

23 February 2017

  • I look forward to welcoming His Excellency Mr Joko Widodo, President of the Republic Indonesia, and Her Excellency Mrs Hj Iriana Joko Widodo, to Australia from 25–26 February. The visit will highlight Australia’s deepening economic and strategic links with Indonesia. The bilateral relationship with Indonesia is vitally important to both countries and has never been stronger.

  • We are delighted to announce that Sydney will be the host city for the upcoming ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. The event, expected to be held in March 2018, will mark the first time Australia has hosted a summit with ASEAN. The summit is an historic and unprecedented opportunity to strengthen Australia’s strategic partnership with ASEAN and deliver tangible economic and security benefits to Australia.

  • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Sydney on 22 February 2016, during the first visit by an Israeli Head of Government to Australia.

  • PRIME MINISTER: Bibi again, welcome. We’re here with our ministers to discuss the wide range of opportunities to cooperate on security, on innovation, cyber-security, defence, transport. We’ve just seen examples of that.


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