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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
  • The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnball

    The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

    Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as the 29th Prime Minister of Australia on 15 September 2015.

    Since entering Federal politics as the Member for Wentworth in 2004, Mr Turnbull has held a number of parliamentary positions.

    Most recently, Mr Turnbull was Minister for Communications from 18 September 2013 to 21 September 2015. 


  • 10 February 2016 | Transcript
    Yanggu gulanyin ngalawiri, dhunayi, Ngunawal dhawra. Wanggarra lijinyin mariny bulan bugarabang. ‘Today, Mr Speaker we are meeting together on Ngunawal land country and we acknowledge and pay our respects to their Elders.’ I rise today to deliver the 2016 Closing the Gap statement. I pay my deep respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander custodians who have cared for this country and to their elders who continue to hold the knowledge of their rich and diverse cultures.
  • 10 February 2016 | Media release
    Well thank you very much Artiene for that very eloquent and warm introduction. It’s a great honour to be here today. And thank you Aunty Matilda for your Welcome to Country on behalf of the Ngunnawal people who have been the custodians of this land for thousands and thousands of years, for time out of mind. And I want to acknowledge all of the distinguished guests here today and of course, above all today, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people here among us and all of those across the nation.
  • 09 February 2016 | Transcript
    Alison, thank you, thank you very much and I also acknowledge the traditional owners of the Ngunnawal land on which we meet and I want to thank you very much for the Welcome to Country. We hope that Tina and her son are doing well. Sorry that she’s not here. I pay my respects on behalf of all of us to their Elders, past and present and of course the Elders from other communities many of whom are here today.
  • 08 February 2016 | Transcript
    Philip, your service to the Parliament and the nation is so remarkable. Multicultural Australia, the Australia in which we live today, the most successful multicultural society in the world has in large part been shaped by you and by many others, but there is no-one, no-one in the Parliament today that has done more to make us the successful multicultural nation that we are than you and we thank you so much for that and it’s great that you’re going to be continuing to provide service as a Special Envoy on Human Rights, one of your great passions.



Speech to Parliament on the 2016 Closing the Gap Report | Malcolm Turnbull MP:
1 hour 41 min ago
When we close the gap we make ourselves more whole, more complete - more Australian. #closethegap
6 hours 50 min ago
If our greatest assets are people, if our richest capital is human capital we must empower the full potential of our First Australians.
6 hours 51 min ago
Remarks at Close the Gap – 10th Anniversary Parliamentary Breakfast | Malcolm Turnbull MP:
7 hours 25 min ago
I spoke with Raymond Pratt - an indigenous business owner who is both powering and empowering remote communities
1 day 20 hours ago
Joint Doorstop Interview with @cpyne, Mother Teresa Early Learning Centre | Malcolm Turnbull MP:
1 day 23 hours ago
Announcing an extra $8m for Little Scientists and Let's Count, inspiring Australia's next generation of innovators!
2 days 1 hour ago
2 days 6 hours ago


The Prime Minister of the day tables the Closing the Gap report as a report card of our nation, on our combined efforts to close the gap. This shared responsibility falls to each and every single Australian, Indigenous...

2 hours 20 min ago

Tonight I met with talented young Indigenous entrepreneurs who are part of a rich story of Indigenous creativity; of innovation; and entrepreneurship.

Lets celebrate the incredible talent of our First Australians...

20 hours 55 min ago

I spoke to Raymond Pratt - an indigenous business owner who is both powering and empowering remote communities.

Among Raymond’s business ventures, he is bringing innovative and affordable renewable technology...

1 day 21 hours ago

Today we announced $4 million each for the Little Scientists and Let’s Count programs as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda. 350,000 more pre-schoolers will now have access to these programs which will...

2 days 3 hours ago

This is the most exciting time in human history - a time of rapid change driven by technology. To succeed we must be at the cutting edge - innovative, imaginative, enterprising. That's how we secure our prosperity.

3 days 46 min ago