NEIL MITCHELL:

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, good morning.

PRIME MINISTER:

Good morning Neil, great to be with you.

NEIL MITCHELL:

Thank you for your time. Now, Neil Prakash - I know you’ve said, the ISIS fighter, you want to get him back to Australia. Why? Why not leave him there?

PRIME MINISTER:

Well you don’t seriously suggest we want to leave him there and being at large again, and raising money for ISIL?

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR ANTHONY SCHEMBRI – CEO, ST VINCENT’S HOSPITAL SYDNEY:

Good morning everybody and welcome to the St Vincent’s Healthcare Campus. My name’s Anthony Schembri – I am the hospital chief. It gives me great pleasure to welcome our special guests, the Prime Minister, Minister Hunt and Professor Kelly from the Heart Foundation to our campus on International Nurses Day and to begin our proceedings I would like to invite the Prime Minister to please say some words.

PRIME MINISTER:

Prime Minister Turnbull and Premier Berejiklian have welcomed Northrop Grumman’s $50 million investment establishing a multi-million dollar Electronic Sustainment Centre of Excellence at the new Western Sydney Airport.

Northrop Grumman’s investment will generate new jobs in Sydney’s western suburbs, underscoring the vision to transform the regional economy under a City Deal for Western Sydney.

The Centre of Excellence is a key part of Northrop Grumman’s commitment to double its workforce in Australia to 1,000.

JOHN LAWS:

Prime Minister joins me now, Mr Turnbull good morning, welcome to the program.

PRIME MINISTER:

Yeah,  good to be with you John.

JOHN LAWS:

Good to see you. Is this budget more about buying you a shift in the polls? That’s what people who are less generous than myself are saying

(Laughter)

PRIME MINISTER:

The Turnbull Government has released Australia’s first Naval Shipbuilding Plan, outlining the nation’s largest ever programme of naval shipbuilding and sustainment.

The plan includes a massive injection of funds - $1.3 billion - to develop vital infrastructure in the nation’s shipyards so that we can build the Navy's next generation of naval vessels here in Australia.

The Naval Shipbuilding Plan will end the boom-bust cycle that has afflicted the industry for many years, providing certainty for local businesses and shipbuilding workers.

HOST:

He’ll be in Adelaide and he’s with us on 5AA Breakfast now, Prime Minister good morning.

PRIME MINISTER:

Good morning, good to be with you.

HOST:

Thanks for your time PM. Now your presence here today is it a recognition in part that you needed to quickly get to Adelaide to extinguish the local perception that we’ve missed out on infrastructure spending in last week’s budget?

PRIME MINISTER:

HOST:

Welcome to our studio Prime Minister, take a seat.

PRIME MINISTER:

How are you?

HOST:

Very well. Do you have your phone with you, were you tweeting on the way in?

PRIME MINISTER:

(Laughter)

No not so much, I’ve got the Naval Ship Building Plan here though.

HOST:

Okay we’ll talk about that in a moment because, you’re on air by the way. We’re rolling, thank you for coming in.

PRIME MINISTER:

... Vice Admiral Griggs representing the CDF, Admiral Immediate representing the Chief of Navy and Brendan Sergeant the Deputy Secretary from the Department of Defence. What we are releasing today is our Naval Shipbuilding plan. This is a plan for jobs, it’s a plan for security, it is a plan for the opportunity that investment in our defence industry brings not just today and tomorrow, but for generations to come.

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