The Prime Ministers of Australia and Papua New Guinea recognise the critical importance of our bilateral relationship. Our two countries share a long history of close cooperation underpinned by common interests and deep community links.
Today, as I head into my first annual Summit season as Prime Minister, I would like to share with you some perspectives on my approach to Australia’s engagement with our region and more broadly.
The Australian War Memorial, the soul of the nation. That is what is housed within its stone and brass walls. It is sacred to us all. It transcends politics, it transcends all of us.
Our $498 million investment in the Australian War Memorial’s redevelopment will help them tell new stories in new ways.
Alan Jones: The Prime Minister is on the line, good morning.
Katie Woolfe: The Prime Minister Scott Morrison is on the line, Scott Morrison how are you?
Australia has today ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) trade agreement giving our farmers access to more markets, greater opportunities for our businesses, more jobs and increased investment.
Australia is the sixth country to ratify the agreement, meaning it can now enter into force on 30 December this year. We join Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore as part of the first group to ratify.
This is another great small business in Australia, ten-fold growth, just really innovating, employing people.
Well what we’re doing at the moment is ensuring that the veterans can get recognized in the community and we’ve got a compact which will ensure that a veteran’s card and a veterans pin.
Thanks Dan and thanks to all of those who came along today on this beautiful day, and it doesn't get a much better backdrop than that, if at all, to be making an announcement like we are today.
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Scott Morrison MP