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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP


09 August 2017

  • I am here with the Treasurer and the Minister for Energy to talk about the outcomes of the meeting we had with the energy retailers together with the Deputy Prime Minister, but before we move on to that, I want to restate how Australia welcomes the new and harsh sanctions imposed on North Korea by the Security Council, supported by China and Russia, as you know. The North Korean regime's conduct is as illegal as it is reckless, as provocative as it is dangerous. It threatens the peace and stability of the region, of the world and they have to come to their senses.

  • It is wonderful to be here at this interfaith breakfast and you know, when you think about it at the heart of all of the faiths represented here this morning are meals, breaking bread - it's at the heart of the Christian faith, the Eucharist, the mystery of breaking bread together. It is such a human thing to share food, to share company, to take that opportunity to sustain each other, and in doing so, to help each other, to understand each other, to demonstrate in a very practical and tangible way, love.

  • Now, your companies provide a vital and essential service to around 8 million Australian households and businesses. Australians are paying, right now, too much for energy. There are millions of Australian households that are on plans that are the wrong plans. We know from the ACCC research and so many other works of research that we’ve had. We know that people are being left on standing offers that are too high for what they can afford.

08 August 2017

  • At the last election, we made a very clear promise to the Australian people that we would not facilitate the introduction of a bill to legalise same-sex marriage until the Australian people had had their say. And we made a commitment to give all Australians a say on the matter of same-sex marriage and we did so again and again.

  • Sixty years ago, Australia and Japan signed the Commerce Agreement that would lay the foundations for our future economic cooperation. The Commerce Agreement was signed by the governments led by Mr Nobusuke Kishi, grandfather of Prime Minister Abe and Sir Robert Menzies. It marked the beginning of a strong and vital partnership between our two countries.

06 August 2017

  • The Australian Government welcomes the unanimous adoption by the United Nations Security Council of new substantial measures against North Korea overnight.  Australia will move quickly to implement the new resolution and today announces new measures to support the international action.

05 August 2017

  • We’ve had some great discussions here at Garma. Learning a lot, doing a lot of listening and quite a bit of talking as you’ve heard but also plenty of listening. I want to thank again Galarrwuy Yunupingu in particular for the welcome that he’s given us here and his family and the Gumatj people here. It’s been fantastic.

  • Ngarra buku-wurrpan bukmak nah! Nhuma'lanah. Ngarra Prime Minister numalagu djal Ngarra yurru wanganharra'wu nhumalangu bukmak'gu marrigithirri. Ngarra ga nhungu dharok ga manikay' ngali djaka wanga'wu yirralka.

04 August 2017

  • Prime Minister: Well thank you Melissa and you’re doing an amazing job as the federal Member, what a passionate advocate for the Kimberley and all of her vast electorate. 

  • Ngarra buku-wurrpan bukmak nah! Nhuma'lanah. I acknowledge and pay respect to your country, and your elders. Ngarra Prime Minister numalagu djal Ngarra yurru wanganharra'wu nhumalangu bukmak'gu marrigithirri. As Prime Minister, I want to talk to you and learn from you.


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