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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP


10 July 2017

09 July 2017

  • It’s wonderful to be here in Cherbourg. I want to thank you Minister for the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, Minister Stéphane Travert, Minister for Agriculture, Vice Admiral Pascal Ausseur, the Maritime Prefect and Mr Benoît Arrivé, Mayor. Also from the Naval Group, Madame Marie-Pierre de Bailliencourt, Mr Pierre Legros, Mr Vincent Martinot-Lagarde.

  • Prime Minister: The Australian diggers fought 100 years ago, near the place of your birth and Brigitte’s, Amiens, to defend France’s liberty. 

  • Prime Minister: I want to thank again on behalf of myself and Lucy, President Macron and his wife Brigitte for their extraordinary warmth and hospitality and friendship they showed us yesterday and last night at the Élysée Palace.

08 July 2017

  • Good morning. As you know last night, the G20 leaders have agreed for the first time very clearly that the rule of law must prevail online as well as offline. In the lead up to this summit, as you know, I’ve been talking to other leaders about the importance of ensuring that the internet is not used as a vehicle for spreading terrorist propaganda and recruiting people to the Islamist cause.

  • Prime Minister: Good afternoon. As you know this morning’s session was focused on counter-terrorism.

07 July 2017

  • Prime Minister: Well good afternoon and Mathias and I and our party have just had a very valuable meeting with the Chancellor, discussing the progress of the G20. 

  • The Turnbull Government is working with Germany to drive new opportunities through the Hamburg G20 Summit.

05 July 2017

  • Australia joins with other members of the MH17 Joint Investigation Team (JIT) – Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine – in announcing its full support for a Dutch national prosecution to pursue those responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 on 17 July 2014 over Eastern Ukraine.


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