BRIDGE DALEY: Good morning Prime Minister.

PRIME MINISTER: Good morning, how are you?

ADRIAN JOHNSTON: Good morning Mr Prime Minister. AJ, Bridge and Spida.

PRIME MINISTER: Yeah, ScoMo.

BRIDGE DALEY: ScoMo, so you’re happy to be called ScoMo?

PRIME MINISTER: Happy to, always happy to. 

ADRIAN JOHNSTON: Spida’s got a question for you straight up.

ALAN JONES: The Prime Minister is here, Scott Morrison.

PRIME MINISTER: Good morning Alan.

JONES: Now, you’re getting around, I didn’t know you were a rev-head?

PRIME MINISTER: I had great fun, Lilly and I had a great time yesterday doing the hot lap with Mark Skaife and coming down it was a bit like doing the Wild Mouse. So we had a great time and there were so many great fans there.

JONES: How old is Lilly?

PRIME MINISTER: She’s nine.

ANDREW GEE, MEMBER FOR CALARE: Okay well folks, thanks for coming out today. We are absolutely delighted to have the Prime Minister here in Calare electorate along with the Minister for Sport, and many other things, Bridget McKenzie. Also, the Mayor of Blayney and also Angus and Michelle here from the CRT in Blayney.

Two major international productions will be filmed on the Gold Coast thanks to funding from the Coalition Government.

Godzilla v Kong, a feature film by Legendary Entertainment and Reef Break, a 13 episode series by Disney ABC International Television, will kick off production this year.

The $16 million in funding is provided under the Location Incentive programme, which is designed to attract international feature films to Australia.

Prime Minister Morrison said he was thrilled the first two grants were awarded to such major projects on the Gold Coast.

Photo: AAP Image/Brendan Esposito

IAN MCNAMARA: Good morning Prime Minister.

PRIME MINISTER: G’day Macca how are you?

MACCA: You’re at Bathurst I believe?

PRIME MINISTER: Yeah we’re just rolling up now, up towards the racetrack and there’s a lot of excitement here. It should be a great day. It’s a historic day, it’s the last runout for the Falcons.

MACCA: Yeah.

PRIME MINISTER: Out here in Bathurst, so yeah.

JOURNALIST: Prime Minister what’s your reaction to Sarah Hanson-Young receiving abusive phone calls from a New South Wales Police Officer?

PRIME MINISTER: I think it’s very concerning and that’s obviously a matter for the authorities. I trust Sarah is well and these reports are troubling. But I’ll leave that to authorities to investigate and take appropriate action as necessary.

JOURNALIST: What do you make of Bill Shorten’s [inaudible]?

THE HON WILL HODGMAN MP, PREMIER OF TASMANIA: Firstly, can I welcome you all here today and thank our hosts, the beautiful west coast of Tasmania for providing an absolutely stunning Tasmanian day and a wonderful way to welcome our Prime Minister to the state. So to Scott, fantastic to have you here for today and tomorrow and to be able to talk about Tasmania now and importantly what we intend to do together to keep our state performing as strongly as it is economically and also to continue to make Tasmania as a great place to live, work and play.

Drought affected communities will soon see relief flowing in the form of $1 million in grants to Local Government areas to help stimulate regional and rural economies.

The Drought Communities Programme extension grant hub opened last week and drought impacted councils have already begun submitting their applications.

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