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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP


14 June 2017

13 June 2017

  • I acknowledge and thank Senator Chris Back for his eight years of dedicated service representing the people of Western Australia.

  • Mr Speaker, the global threat we face from Islamist terrorism has been cruelly brought home to us in the past two weeks with young, innocent Australians murdered in Baghdad, London and Melbourne. In a relatively short period, we have also seen attacks in Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Jakarta, and – grave concern – growing ISIL activity in the Southern Philippines, with ISIL affiliated terrorist forces besieging a city. We have mourned the loss of four Australians killed in terrorist attacks in the last few weeks.

  • We are meeting on Ngunnawal land and we acknowledge their long custodianship of this land and their elders past and present. I am delighted to be here, thrilled to be here to celebrate women’s football in Australia. So many I want to acknowledge - Steven Lowy, Chairman of Football Federation Australia, David Gallop, Chief Executive, Greg Hunt, the Minister for Sport, Michaelia Cash, the Minister for Women and all of my Parliamentary colleagues

  • The Turnbull Government will support Football Federation Australia’s (FFA) bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia. Australians love sport – it’s an important part of our culture and identity – and we have a proud history of hosting world-class sporting events. On the back of the successful Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Asian Cup in 2015, Australia has a well-deserved reputation for hosting high profile football events and should be a strong contender to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

09 June 2017

  • Today at COAG first ministers have discussed issues of the most vital importance to all Australians.

  • Prime Minister: Well it would certainly work, there is no question it would work and we are looking at it, giving it very favourable consideration. But all of the Governments here assembled will consider the report very carefully and we will be providing our responses to it and consulting with each other as we do so. I would say this about the clean energy target mechanism. It has a number of virtues, very strong virtues.

  • Prime Minister: Good morning. I’m looking forward today to the leaders of Australia’s governments committing to stronger and consistent laws relating to the granting of parole and bail so that there will be a strong presumption against the granting of parole and bail to persons who have shown support for or have links to violent extremism or terrorism. This is vitally important. 

  • Prime Minister: Well thank you Will, for hosting us here in Hobart for the 44th meeting of the Council of Australian Governments. And welcome to the COAG leaders’ table for the first time, Gladys Berejiklian and Mark McGowan. 

07 June 2017

  • Prime Minister: Your Excellencies, Your Royal Highness, Premier of New South Wales, Defence Minister Marise Payne, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan, distinguished guests one and all, but above all, the Australian Squad Members for the Invictus Games. 


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