We want to cement Australia’s resources sector as the world’s best. We’re working to boost minerals exploration and open new basins. Through our Exploring for the Future program, we’re investing $100 million to produce new pre-competitive geoscience data.
Prime Minister: Well not surprisingly, I understand that the Senate will be passing the Bill that went through the House yesterday.
Prime Minister: Less than 24 hours ago, I warned Australia that Bill Shorten would make Australia weaker and the Labor Party would weaken our border protection.
Australia’s Closing the Gap targets will be redeveloped in partnership with Indigenous Australians for the first time with a direct focus on education as the key to unlocking the potential of this and future generations.
I want Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to have the same opportunities as all other children growing up in Australia. But this is not true for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia today.
Starting early gives us some time to reflect on the extraordinary achievements of women all around Australia and all around the world. Because the story of Australia is a story of strong women.
You are going to hear from a number of the survivors today. But they’re not only survivors, they’re conquerors. They are paving that way and providing that hope to other women and I particularly want to thank them for their courage and what you’ll hear from them today.
Thank you for joining us. I’ll make a statement as will the Foreign Minister, we don’t plan to take questions on this this evening, it’s just to advise you where things are at and we’ll be issuing a formal statement in the morning.
Prime Minister: Well thank you Sabra and thank you for the welcome here today and can I acknowledge the Ngunnawal people, elders past present and emerging.
Hakeem al-Araibi is home. We welcome the Thai Government’s decision to allow Mr al-Araibi to return to Australia.
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Scott Morrison MP