PRIME MINISTER:

Good afternoon. I’m joined today by the Education Minister Simon Birmingham and David Gonski.

In the interests of our children and our grandchildren the time has come to bring the school funding wars to an end and to focus with renewed energy on ensuring that all our children have great schools and great teachers so that they can realise their full potential.

TOM ELLIOTT:

Mr Turnbull, good afternoon.

PRIME MINISTER:

Good afternoon.

TOM ELLIOTT:

Gonski 2.0 - just six years ago in 2011 we had Gonski, I guess 1.0, from then Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Why do we need another report like this?

PRIME MINISTER:

BELINDA VARISCHETTI:

Good afternoon Prime Minister.

PRIME MINISTER:

Good afternoon, great to be with you.

BELINDA VARISCHETTI:

Now the Government has been locked in a school funding dispute with the states who have been calling for the Commonwealth to stump up the full funding recommended under ‘Gonski 1’ if you like. How far does this announcement go to bring that dispute to an end?

PRIME MINISTER:

DAVID KOCH:

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joins me now, good to see you.

PRIME MINISTER:

Good to see you, Kochie.

DAVID KOCH:

Sort of a little bit of smoke and mirrors here isn’t it? You’re giving back a bit of what you’ve already cut.

PRIME MINISTER:

No what we’re doing is we’re providing a substantial additional amount of funding. I mean Labor had -

DAVID KOCH:

From what you promised.

ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND SCIENCE:

A very big welcome to the Education Minister Simon Birmingham and the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. I am not quite as excited as the kids of North Strathfield to have you here who have been over the moon to see you, but on behalf of the parents of Reid, Prime Minister and Minister, a big thank you.

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DANIELA RITORTO:

Prime Minister, thank you for your time. Here we are a couple of days before the Budget and you’re about to board a plane to New York. Is this face-to-face meeting with Donald Trump that important you have to go now?

PRIME MINISTER:

Look it is very important. The US Alliance is the absolute bedrock of Australia’s security and we have a lot of big issues to discuss.

PRIME MINISTER:

Congratulations on your vote today.

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

Thank you very much. It was great. Big day.

PRIME MINISTER:

Big day. Every vote counts.

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

You got it. We had a couple left over and we wanted them, we didn’t need them. It was a very big day. Really - I appreciate your waiting.

PRIME MINISTER:

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