PRIME MINISTER: President Widodo, welcome.

It’s been a wonderful visit. We had a very relaxed and enjoyable dinner last night at our home with your wife, the First Lady Iriana, and Lucy and Foreign Minister and Defence Minister. We had a walk in the Botanic Gardens this morning.

The warmth with which you were received by all the joggers in the Gardens and by some Indonesian students who were delighted to see us both, shows how warm and strong the friendship between our two countries is.

ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR SOCIAL SERVICES AND MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS: Here in Hume at Bottles of Australia and it is great to have Anton and Rosemary who have welcomed us and given us a tour of their wonderful facility which exports from here in the nation’s Capital all around the world. It is great to have the Prime Minister here and of course the Minister for Energy, Josh Frydenberg, so without further ado I will hand over to the PM.


Good afternoon. I'm here with the Minister for Justice, the Minister Assisting me on Counter-Terrorism, Michael Keenan, and Andrew Colvin, the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police.

This morning, the Australian Federal Police arrested a 42-year-old man in the New South Wales town of Young, in relation to terrorism offences. This operation does not relate to any planned terrorist attack in Australia.

Mr Speaker, today Australians pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of those who served on the HMAS Perth, which was sunk at the Battle of the Sunda Strait.

There were 681 sailors, airmen and civilians aboard the Perth. 353 were killed in the battle and four of those who survived the fighting and reached the shore, died of their wounds.

The survivors were taken into captivity by the Japanese and 106 died during their captivity.

AMANDA KELLER: Good morning Prime Minister.

PRIME MINISTER: Good morning, how are you guys?

AMANDA KELLER: Was it you that got the rat?

PRIME MINISTER: I was introduced to a rat, yes I was. It was a very polite and well behaved rat.


SABRA LANE: Good morning, Prime Minister, and welcome to the program.

PRIME MINISTER: Well thank you, Sabra. It's great to be with you.

SABRA LANE: Let's start with the Fair Work Commission ruling on penalty rates. Do you support the ruling or not?

PRIME MINISTER: We support the independent umpire. We support the Fair Work Commission, the expert body, making the decision on this. As indeed Bill Shorten did, as you know, again and again –

A $213 million upgrade to the Navy’s Garden Island facility in Sydney will improve Defence operations, enhance national security and create hundreds of jobs.

The wharf upgrade project has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works today with work expected to begin in mid-2017, subject to approval.

The Cruiser Wharf and Oil Wharf will be demolished and a new wharf with different alignment will be constructed; an adjoining wharf will be extended to reduce the new wharf’s protrusion into Sydney Harbour.


I’ve just been, as you heard on AM, talking about strong economic growth and the performance of the economy - faster than any G7 economy. 


Prime Minister, you talked about what the Fair Work Commission was considering now on penalty rates and the possibility of a phasing so workers’ take home pay wasn’t cut. Will the Government be putting a submission into that phase of the Fair Work Commission for consideration?



Andrew and Chris, congratulations.

Andrew’s GenerationOne initiative has resulted in thousands of new jobs for Indigenous Australians. How many Andrew?


I would say we are up around 28,000 but the biggest push is the VTEC program which is supported by your Government.

And I think the second biggest push in history will be collective work with Chris’ company Programmed which has signed up for 5,000 on their own.



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