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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Tony Abbott MP


23 April 2014

21 April 2014

  • On behalf of the Australian Government I acknowledge the passing of Neville Wran AC CNZM QC. Mr Wran was one of the most significant figures of his generation.

19 April 2014

17 April 2014

  • I congratulate the Hon Mike Baird MP on receiving the endorsement of his colleagues to become NSW Premier. There is no greater honour than to serve the people you are elected to represent at the very highest level, and Mike will be a fine leader for NSW.

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 economy.

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


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