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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP


19 November 2015

  • Prime Minister: Thank you very much Mr President and as the debate’s been going on, I will endeavour to be brief, although I have often said that the only statement from a politician that you can always rely on to be misleading is the opening remarks so I will be brief. But, I will do my best not to disappoint you.

  • Prime Minister: In terms of climate change, on which many speakers have addressed us, including Mr Barack Obama, Australia is committed to an outcome. As the President described, at Paris, we are taking a substantial emissions cut target and it is one which represents on a per capita basis, a 50 per cent cut in emissions by 2020. Which is a substantial figure, I think, second only to Brazil.

18 November 2015

  • Prime Minister: We’ve been a very sad little party here in Manila, to learn of the fires in Esperance in Western Australia and of four deaths. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who've lost their loved ones in this bushfire and our great admiration is with the firefighters and the SES of Western Australia as they battle against the fires.

  • President Obama: Well, it is a wonderful opportunity for me to have a lengthy discussion with new Prime Minister Turnbull and his team.

16 November 2015

  • Thank you very much Mr President and can I join our colleagues today in thanking you very much for the magnificent work you have done in hosting the G20 here in Antalya.  It’s been a very, a very, very successful presidency and will be long remembered for its focus on development as the President of South Africa was just observing.

  • PRIME MINISTER: We've just finished last night a very long discussion on terrorism, on security and the leaders of the G20 nations are utterly united in a commitment to defeat terrorism.

15 November 2015

14 November 2015

  • Yet again we have seen a shocking terrorist attack in Paris.  France, the home of freedom, has been assaulted by terrorists determined to attack and suppress freedom not just in France but throughout the world.


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