Well, we had a phone call today from the Prime Minister’s Office saying: “Have you got time for the PM to drop in for a chat?” Of course the answer was ‘yes’, Malcolm Turnbull.
Now today we have seen that over the last 12 months, the largest number of jobs created in Australia ever, 420,700. We have seen 78 per cent of them are full time. We’ve seen 17 consecutive months of jobs growth.
I have agreed to extend the reporting date for the Religious Freedom Review to 18 May, 2018. This follows a written request by the Expert Panel, chaired by the Hon. Philip Ruddock.
At this stage, but no lives lost and that's vitally important. You’ve just seen a number of families there who got out just in time. They’ve lost their homes, but they’re together.
The Summit has given us an opportunity to confirm Australia’s steadfast commitment to ASEAN
Australia and the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will work together to shape a more secure and prosperous region.
The meeting comes at a critical time for the region. The pace and scale of change is without any precedent in human history.
The Leaders’ Meeting here today at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, really historic moment in our deepening and strengthening relations with our neighbors.
Our first duty as leaders is to keep our people safe.
It is very fitting that the first event of our Leaders’ Summit is to celebrate Australia’s long-standing cooperation with ASEAN on education.
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
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