Well it will ensure that they have equality before the law. It will mean that they can make a commitment to each other for life, to be life partners and it will be recognised as marriage – whether they are man and a man, a woman and a woman or just as it is now for a man and a woman.
The Australian people have spoken in their millions and they have voted overwhelmingly ‘yes’ for marriage equality.
Thank you very much Premier. Yes, I remember very fondly your visit to Australia with your wife in March.
The focus today at the East Asia Summit is obviously on security, and on, in particular, on counter-terrorism, and all of the ways we need to work more closely together to defeat terrorism in our region and around the world.
The reckless and dangerous conduct of the North Korean regime has been the main topic of security discussions today with the President of the United States, Donald Trump, Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.
I’ve just concluded a meeting with my very good friend and Australia’s great partner, the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo.
Of course we’ve talked about the economic and trade issues, strategic issues over the last few days and of course, in many meetings in the past.
Peace and stability have underpinned the prosperity of billions of people over many decades and we’re going to work together to ensure we maintain it.
I congratulate Senator Ryan on his appointment as President of the Senate.
Thank you for coming to meet with me this morning on a Sunday. It is an indication of your commitment to and the high value we place as well on the great relationships, professional relationships across the Hong Kong Government and its regulatory agencies.
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
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