HOST:

Welcome to Brisbane, the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull. Good morning Prime Minister.

PRIME MINISTER:

Good morning, how are you?

HOST:

Very intrigued to know -

HOST:

How do we know it’s not an impersonator?

HOST:

It could be, is that really you?

HOST:

Is it really you, Malcolm?

PRIME MINISTER:

It is really me.

PRIME MINISTER:

It is wonderful to be back here with you in Queensland and in Brisbane.

Later this week I will be visiting Rockhampton and Emerald, and I can say, as you know, that we in the LNP understand that magnificent though Brisbane is, there is a lot more to Queensland than the capital and the south east.

This is a state of great regions and great cities and only the LNP speaks for the whole state and its diversity.

The Turnbull Government will invest $263 million to provide training and support to assist thousands of Australian parents return to the workforce.

The ParentsNext programme will be expanded across the country and today the Government has announced 20 new locations.

The centres will connect more parents of young children with tailored support to improve their work readiness by the time their children start school.

HON JANE PRENTICE MP - ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR SOCIAL SERVICES AND DISABILITY SERVICES:

I am very excited today because this is the first visit I’ve had from the Prime Minister to my electorate and of course where else would I choose to bring the Prime Minister but Glenleighden School. This is one of the most special facilities we have in Ryan and I am delighted that Principal Debra Creed could be here today to show the Prime Minister the wonderful work you do.

Debra – would you like to say a few words about Glenleighden?

MICHELLE LANDRY MP:

It’s fantastic to be here, Prime Minister, I think you’ve been here about four times in the last 18 months?

PRIME MINISTER:

Yes, always good to be back.

MICHELLE LANDRY MP:

It’s a pleasure to have you here and to be able to tell you about the things that are happening in Central Queensland, and as I keep saying, we are the powerhouse of the nation here so it is great to have the Prime Minister here. Thank you.

PRIME MINISTER:

MEECHAM PHILPOTT:

Special guest this morning – the Prime Minister of Australia. There is a lot to talk about especially in our region. Prime Minister, welcome along.

PRIME MINISTER:

Yeah, great to be with you.

MEECHAM PHILPOTT:

Thank you very much. Look, the first thing I wanted to get into is there is oodles in the papers today and it is all about the idea of getting more training, more money and more opportunities for single parents. Where’s that all come from?

As you know, we have a determined commitment to regional Australia. We know that Australia does not end at the outskirts of the capital cities, just like Queensland doesn’t end at the outskirts of the south-east corner.

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