The leaders of our three nations are here assembled because we are honouring an extraordinary battle, an extraordinary campaign, which made history, which fulfilled history.
I look forward to discussing with President Steinmeier how we can make the most of our strong ties and shared liberal democratic values at a time of global uncertainty.
Australia will today commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba.
I look forward to welcoming the Prime Minister of New Zealand, The Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern MP, to Australia this Sunday. Australia and New Zealand are not just mates, we are family.
The same values of freedom, democracy, the rule of law, the right to be able to live as you please and not be dictated to by others, the cause of freedom.
It’s a very good relationship both at a governmental level, at a personal level, shared values.
It highlights, as does our meeting that we’ve just ended, the extraordinary friendship between Israel and Australia.
The decision of the Court today is clearly not the outcome we were hoping for but the business of government goes on.
I just concluded a meeting with the Cabinet and I want to confirm the ministerial arrangements that were made yesterday.
Australia has lost a great statesman; Sir Ninian Stephen has died, aged 94.
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
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