Can I thank you again for visiting Australia, this your first visit to Canberra, but not your first visit to Australia, but it is the second time you’ve come and brought rain.
Joint Statement between The Government of the Republic of Indonesia and The Government of Australia
PHILLIP THOMPSON OAM MP, MEMBER FOR HERBERT: Thanks, everyone, for coming. I’d like to welcome the Prime Minister back to Townsville. It's always good to have the PM come visit and I'd also like to welcome Jenny Morrison and my beautiful wife, Janet Thompson. And I think it's important to acknowledge both our partners, because people often say that behind every strong man, there's an even stronger woman. That may be the case, but I know in speaking on behalf of them as well, that our wives don't stand behind us.
Programs supporting younger at-risk veterans and veterans transitioning to civilian employment are set to expand to hundreds more people as part of a significant funding boost from the Morrison Government.
Now, I've accepted the recommendations of the leader of the Nationals following their meeting earlier this week, and I want to run through and announce those arrangements to you.
I am pleased to announce His Excellency Mr Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, and Her Excellency Mrs Iriana Joko Widodo will visit Canberra from 8 to 10 February as Guests of Government.
Alan Jones: Prime Minister, good morning.
Too many Australians take their own lives. And one Australian who takes their own life is too many. This is one of our government's most important focuses.
Amanda Keller: The Prime Minister joins us this morning. Scott Morrison, hello.
A powerful, new independent body will be created to investigate all suspected veteran and Australian Defence Force (ADF) suicides and causes to help save lives.
The Morrison Government will establish a permanent National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention.
The National Commissioner will have the enduring power, scope and resources to investigate suicides and related issues as they arise, rather than being restricted by a one-off review looking at past practices.
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Scott Morrison MP