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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Tony Abbott MP


31 August 2014

  • Australia will join international partners to help the anti-ISIL forces in Iraq. Following the successful international humanitarian relief effort air-dropping supplies to the thousands of people stranded on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, the Royal Australian Air Force will now conduct further humanitarian missions.

30 August 2014

  • As all of you know, the six years, from 2007 to 2013 were the worst years of government in the history of this country. Where government is concerned, they were years for the locusts to eat. They were a failure. They were a disaster. They were an embarrassment and our mission is to ensure that that is not the new normal. That is the great mission of this Government, to demonstrate to the Australian people that good government is not just necessary, but it is possible and it is here. So would you please welcome to the lectern my friend, my colleague, our Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss.  

  • I want to update you about what the Government is doing to make our country as safe and secure as possible.

29 August 2014

  • I will travel to India and Malaysia from 4 to 6 September. On my first visit to India as Prime Minister, I will visit New Delhi and India’s financial capital, Mumbai, to strengthen the strategic partnership between our two countries. Australia and India have strong and growing economic and trade ties. India is Australia's fifth largest export market, with total exports of $11.4 billion, and there is potential for further cooperation in resources, science, technology and education.

  • The 200th anniversary of Governor Arthur Phillip’s life was commemorated today at the launch of the Defining Moments in Australian History project at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. In a moment that set the course for modern Australia, Governor Phillip led the First Fleet to Botany Bay in January 1788. He founded the first British settlement at Sydney and became the first Governor of the colony of New South Wales.Two hundred years after Phillip’s death on 31 August, a new plaque in the National Museum’s main hall now marks Phillip’s central historical role, which begins the new Defining Moments project.

26 August 2014

24 August 2014

  • Every day the Government is working to build a stronger economy so that we can help Australia’s families and small businesses. A stronger economy means more investment, more exports and more jobs.  Everyone benefits. Now, with the return of Parliament on Tuesday, the Government is continuing to put in place the policies that are part of our Economic Action Strategy.

22 August 2014

  • The Commonwealth and South Australian Governments are getting on with building the infrastructure for the 21st century with early works on the North-South Corridor Torrens Road to River Torrens project beginning today at Ashwin Parade. This is the first instalment of the $1.5 billion upgrade of the North-South Corridor which will slash travel times, boost freight efficiency and create hundreds of new local jobs.

16 August 2014

15 August 2014

  • It’s good to be here at the Joint Operations Command Centre to say thank you to the men and women of the Australian Defence Force and others who have been helping to coordinate our operations overseas. As you know, I’ve spent most of the last week overseas in connection with various operations.


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