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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP


28 July 2016

  • The Governor-General has issued Letters Patent to establish a Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems of the Government of the Northern Territory, and appoint the Hon Brian Ross Martin AO QC as Royal Commissioner.  This Royal Commission will be conducted jointly with the Northern Territory Government which will issue an appointment in identical terms under its Inquiries Act.

  • Well, colleagues, welcome. Three years of Government, this is the term of delivery. We are returned to Government, majority Government, with a big program - a program based on our national economic plan that we took to the election, a plan designed to set Australia up for the future. We have so much to do, so many projects, so many programs to deliver. We have a big task of Budget repair. We've set out the way we'll do that in the Budget.

  • Alan Jones: Prime Minister good morning. Prime Minister: Good morning. Alan Jones: Thank you for your time. I mean you wouldn’t be human if you weren’t disappointed with the result. You’ll be able to form a government. Are you confident? Prime Minister: We have formed a Government. A Ministry has been re-sworn and we have a majority in the House of Representatives. So we have won the election.

27 July 2016

  • It is two years since a successful people smuggling venture came to Australia. It is two years that we have kept the border secure, two years when the team from Border Force and Operation Sovereign Borders led by the Minister, have ensured the people smugglers cannot peddle their evil trade.

  • Today is an important milestone for Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB), marking two years since the last successful people smuggling venture. This achievement is a result of the Coalition’s vigilant commitment to its successful border policy. The Prime Minister reiterated his Government’s commitment to protecting Australia’s borders, stamping out people smuggling and preventing people risking their lives at sea.

  • Kier Shorey: Good morning Prime Minister. Welcome back to Far North Queensland. Prime Minister: Good morning, it’s great to be here with my friend and colleague Warren Entsch the Member for Leichardt.

26 July 2016

  • The Commonwealth Government will establish a Royal Commission, in co-operation with the Government of the Northern Territory into the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.

  • Prime Minister: Thank you very much. It’s wonderful to be here with Ewen, here at Lavarack Barracks inspired by the professionalism, the courage, the dedication of the men and women of the 3rd Brigade just like all the men and women of the ADF.

  • Thank you very much Brigadier and thank you all for your service. Australia is so proud of you. You keep us safe, you and your forebears here at Lavarack in the ADF. Over more than a century you’ve kept Australia safe and we thank you and we salute you for that, for your service today and in the future.

  • Response from the Prime Minister on the ABC Four Corner's story about the mistreatment of children at the Don Dale Centre.


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