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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Tony Abbott MP


16 April 2014

  • The Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments are delivering on our shared plan to build a stronger and more prosperous Western Sydney by investing more than $1 billion over the forward estimates and $3.5 billion over 10 years in major infrastructure upgrades that will transform the region’s e

15 April 2014

  • The Government has confirmed that the site for Western Sydney’s new airport will be Badgerys Creek. For more than 50 years governments have talked about a second airport for Sydney. The talk is over.  The final decision has been made.

13 April 2014

  • I want to report to you on Australia’s trade mission to North Asia. More trade is part of the Government’s plan for a strong and prosperous economy. More trade means more jobs and when trade barriers fall, prices fall with them – and that is good news for families.

12 April 2014

  • I am delighted to announce Her Majesty The Queen has agreed to my recommendation to extend the eligibility for the National Police Service Medal to recognise service on or after 14 February 1975, the date on which the Australian Honours system was established.

8 April 2014

7 April 2014

  • Today, I formally launch Japan's involvement in Australia's New Colombo Plan. This important policy will foster closer ties between Australia and our region and develop stronger people-to-people and institutional links.

  • Australia has concluded negotiations on an historic Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan, our second biggest trading partner. This historic agreement is good for the Australian economy, good for jobs, good for farmers and good for consumers.

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, as an official guest of the Government of Japan held a summit meeting on 7 April 2014. The two leaders confirmed their intention to further strengthen the long-standing friendship and elevate the strategic partnership between Japan and Australia to a new special relationship, based on common values and interests including democracy, human rights, the rule of law, open markets and free trade.

5 April 2014

4 April 2014

  • The Government will recommend to the Governor-General a number of senior Australian Defence Force appointments. Air Marshal Mark Binskin AC will become Chief of the Defence Force when General David Hurley AC, DSC completes his tenure on 3 July 2014.


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