We’ve seen real unanimity, both in terms of the decisions that we’ve taken and in the purpose and in the commitment to keep Australians safe.
PRIME MINISTER: Well national security enables us to be free; it is security that keeps us free.
Australia's 3 month National Firearms Amnesty has led to more than 50,000 firearms being handed in across Australia.
You’ve got to remember that they are connecting more people every ten days, more people every ten days than Labor did in six years. It’s a gigantic project.
It is vitally important that we maintain our gun control laws. They are among the strictest in the world.
From the start of 2018, young Australians will have free access to the new Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, protecting against more strains of HPV infection.
There is the possibility of eliminating this virus completely through vaccination.
We’re gathered here together with a common purpose and a recognition that we have no higher obligation, no higher responsibility, than to keep our people safe and to keep Australians safe.
Our primary, overwhelming responsibility is to keep Australians safe. We are relentless in that and we will always continue to improve and enhance the tools our agencies have to keep us safe.
We are very fortunate in Australia and it is due to the leadership of John Howard 20 years ago that we have some of the strictest gun control laws in the world and we are certainly not going to weaken them ever.
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
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