Today I am announcing changes to the Ministry that I will be recommending to His Excellency the Governor General.

I am pleased to announce that Greg Hunt will become the Minister for Health and Minister for Sport.

Greg has previously served as Minister for the Environment, and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. He has strong policy, analytical and communication skills developed over a long front bench career.

PRIME MINISTER:

Today I am announcing changes to the Ministry that I will be recommending to His Excellency the Governor-General.

I am pleased to announce that Greg Hunt will become the Minister for Health and the Minister for Sport.

Greg has previously served as Minister for the Environment, and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science.

He has strong policy, analytical and communication skills developed over a very long front bench career.

Prime Minister Turnbull and Prime Minister Abe held a productive working meeting in Sydney today. Discussions highlighted the depth of the Australia-Japan relationship and our shared strategic and economic interests. The Australia-Japan Special Strategic Partnership has never been stronger or more important.

As dynamic and agile economies, Australia and Japan are leading voices for an open global trading environment that contributes to inclusive economic growth, higher living standards and more jobs for the Australian and Japanese people.

PRIME MINISTER:

We are here today to grieve and to remember. We are here, all of us, assembled with you who have lost so much.

The Governor, Mrs Hurley, the Premier, so many of our state and federal parliamentary colleagues.

All of us here, standing with you, sharing your loss.

It was an ordinary day forty years ago when the 6.09 from Mt Victoria set off for the city, picking up nearly 500 busy commuters along the way.

PRIME MINISTER:

Shinzo, I am delighted to have you here in Australia with us - visiting us here in Sydney with your wife on this most beautiful day.

We’ve had a good walk out on South Head and now we have another spectacular view here from Kirribilli House.

Our meeting has reinforced that the Japan-Australia relationship is truly a very Special Strategic Partnership.

The relationship between Australia and Japan is closer, stronger and more constructive than ever.

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