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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP


21 March 2016

  • Leigh Sales: And with me in Sydney is the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Welcome back. Prime Minister: Great to be here. Leigh Sales: You set off the ABCC as a trigger for a federal election – a double dissolution, no less a very rare event in Australian politics. 

20 March 2016

  • Today, Senator Zed Seselja welcomed to Canberra nearly 100 riders and support staff who took part in this year’s VetRide initiative. Senator Seselja, representing the Prime Minister and the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan, said the riders had made the 660km journey from Melbourne to Canberra, stopping at Benalla, Bandiana, Kapooka, Cootamundra and Yass on their way to Canberra.

19 March 2016

  • Prime Minister: Well everyone, isn’t that exciting? Robots! Castles! Knights in armour and the latest technology. How inspiring to see so many young Australians and young people from all around the region. This is a very big international event and Luan Heimlich, the regional director of FIRST has done a fantastic job in pulling it all together. This is what the 21st century economy is all about. It’s all about innovation.

18 March 2016

  • Mr Speaker this is a great day for democracy. For too long, Mr Speaker, the Senate has been, the Senate Voting System has been disturbed by backroom deals, by preference whisperers, by the manipulation of micro parties such that we have seen the will of the people frustrated.

17 March 2016

  • PRIME MINISTER: Well thank you very much for that very kind introduction – and thank you very much Aunty Agnes for your Welcome to Country. It is a real honour for me to open this National Family Violence Summit.

  • Today the Government joined Telstra and the Women’s Services Network (WESNET) to announce a joint commitment to support women experiencing technology-facilitated abuse and to help domestic violence victims stay connected.

16 March 2016

  • Prime Minister:  Well thank you, thank you very much in Selina, thank you very much for welcoming us to Ngunnawal country. And we, all of us, thank you for that and we acknowledge your Elders past and present, and we recognise that we are here, meeting together here in the National Parliament, on Aboriginal land. You know, Harmony Day celebrates the greatest thing about Australia. The greatest thing that we have succeeded in creating, all of us, all of us succeeded in creating the most successful multicultural society in the world. There is none, there is no other country that has done so well at this as we have.

  • An effective misuse of market power provision is an important and necessary part of competition law, particularly for Australia’s more than two million small businesses which make up more than 97 per cent of all businesses.

  • PRIME MINISTER: Well good day to you all. Now as you know our future prosperity depends on innovation, competition, productivity. That's how Australia is able to enjoy and seize the great opportunities of the 21st century.

15 March 2016

  • Ms Pat Anderson AO has been appointed as the new co-chair of the Referendum Council, following the resignation of Professor Patrick Dodson.


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