JONATHON KENDALL:

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, good afternoon.

PRIME MINISTER:

Yes good afternoon Jonathon, great to be with you.

JONATHON KENDALL:

Now this stoush over regional rail has been going since May. Has your Government buckled to pressure from the Victorian Premier?

PRIME MINISTER:

The Turnbull Government is committed to protecting Australians online and stopping cyber criminals.

Cybercrime is conservatively estimated to cost the Australian economy $1 billion a year.

Since its inception at the end of 2014, there have been over 114,000 reports of cybercrime registered with the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

Notably 23,700 of these have been reported over the last 6 months, highlighting a growing occurrence of cyber criminal activity.

Australia categorically condemns North Korea’s first launch of an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile. 

This is a further dangerous escalation by a reckless regime.

The Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile launch is a dangerous and provocative act that destabilises the region and directly threatens all nations within range of this offensive weapon.

Australia will work with our international partners and allies to demonstrate that a provocation of this kind will bear consequences.

Australia joins with other members of the MH17 Joint Investigation Team (JIT) – Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine – in announcing its full support for a Dutch national prosecution to pursue those responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 on 17 July 2014 over Eastern Ukraine.

MATT WORDSWORTH:

Prime Minister, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un reportedly said the ICBM test was a gift to American bastards on their Independence Day. What threat does North Korea now pose to Australia?

PRIME MINISTER:

It poses a very real threat to peace in our region, this is a very serious escalation of the North Korean threat. Another reckless provocation and we categorically and totally condemn it. This is yet another very dangerous move by North Korea.

MATT WORDSWORTH:

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