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.
Over the summer, Australians have had some very difficult times. It's been a privilege to be with colleagues, with Australians in the midst of these difficult times.
The Morrison Government has committed to working with the Queensland Government and local councils in South East Queensland to develop a City Deal for the region.
As you heard, I give thanks for the answered prayers of so many Australians that Hakeem is coming home, we had confirmation of course of that overnight.
Today many of our Members and Senators are gathered here for the Last Post. We do so to remind ourselves that our affiliation is first to our country.
Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon Scott Morrison MP