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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP


14 August 2017

11 August 2017

09 August 2017

  • The Turnbull Government is taking decisive action to reduce energy prices for Australian families and businesses. It is simply not good enough that some consumers cannot always afford to turn on their lights, heating and equipment. This must stop. Too many families are not on the best power deal. That is why today we took further action.

  • I am here with the Treasurer and the Minister for Energy to talk about the outcomes of the meeting we had with the energy retailers together with the Deputy Prime Minister, but before we move on to that, I want to restate how Australia welcomes the new and harsh sanctions imposed on North Korea by the Security Council, supported by China and Russia, as you know. The North Korean regime's conduct is as illegal as it is reckless, as provocative as it is dangerous. It threatens the peace and stability of the region, of the world and they have to come to their senses.

  • It is wonderful to be here at this interfaith breakfast and you know, when you think about it at the heart of all of the faiths represented here this morning are meals, breaking bread - it's at the heart of the Christian faith, the Eucharist, the mystery of breaking bread together. It is such a human thing to share food, to share company, to take that opportunity to sustain each other, and in doing so, to help each other, to understand each other, to demonstrate in a very practical and tangible way, love.

  • Now, your companies provide a vital and essential service to around 8 million Australian households and businesses. Australians are paying, right now, too much for energy. There are millions of Australian households that are on plans that are the wrong plans. We know from the ACCC research and so many other works of research that we’ve had. We know that people are being left on standing offers that are too high for what they can afford.

08 August 2017


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