In keeping with our strong Alliance relationship, the Australian Government is consulting closely with the US Administration on the implementation of its recent announcement on Syria, and its long-term plans in Afghanistan.
There is a humility to the way you do your business. But there is an incredible professionalism, a great pride in what you do, and a tremendous commitment.
There’s only one thing I wanted to come here to do, whether it’s here or up at Taji; it’s just to say thank you.
It is a great pleasure and privilege to be here with you, Prime Minister, and to congratulate Iraq and the Iraqi people for its brave fight against extremism.
Today the Office of National Intelligence (ONI) formally commences its role as the lead agency of Australia’s national intelligence community.
The other reason I’ve come here, apart from wishing you a Merry Christmas, is to say thank you. To say thank you for your service.
It has been an honour and a privilege to visit around 800 of Australia’s serving men and women in our defence forces here in Iraq and at our main Middle East logistical hub to thank them for their service.
The $287 million home care expansion is on top of the extra 20,000 packages funded in the past year, which combined will result in a record 40 per cent increase in the number of people receiving home care packages.
Gerard Henderson: Thank you Prime Minister for an important address. As I said, the PM has got a busy day so we’re going to take a few questions and they are not going to go too long.
Keeping our economy strong through lower taxes, supporting small and medium sized family businesses, supporting infrastructure in our cities and our regions and all across our vast country, so I can guarantee the essential services Australians rely on.
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Scott Morrison MP