Thank you very much.

I too, acknowledge that we are on the land of the Ngunnawal People and we acknowledge their elders past and present and as we have just heard, acknowledge all the Aboriginal men and women who have served Australia and your uniforms here, the uniforms of the Australian Defence Force serving now and serving in years past and making the supreme sacrifice to keep us free.


Thank you very much, Michael, it is wonderful to be here. I look forward to having a discussion with Laura Tingle, the Australian Financial Review’s political editor.

And thank you, Michael, for your endorsement of my economic agenda and your concern that it is not being sufficiently widely embraced just underlines the need for more people to read the Australian Financial Review. 

The Joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Economic Council (JCTEC) is an important body that seeks to drive competitive reforms that will boost Tasmania's long-term growth and benefit individuals, households and businesses.

It has been very effective in delivering tangible outcomes for the people of Tasmania.

For example, JCTEC has delivered:


Prime Minister, thanks for joining us today.


Great to be with you.


There’s a crisis in energy cost and availability which could derail our economy if not dealt with ASAP. What are you doing to prevent this?


Well, Leon, what we’re doing is ensuring that we take a non-ideological approach to energy policy.

I congratulate Mark McGowan on his victory in the Western Australian state election yesterday and I thank Colin Barnett for his outstanding leadership over more than eight years.

Colin became Premier when the State was in the midst of the global financial crisis and he has since managed the State during the largest resources boom in our history and its inevitable wind down.

Colin has been a powerful advocate for the interests of Western Australia and a very wise voice around the COAG table.

DAVID COLEMAN MP: Well it’s great to have the Prime Minister here today to discuss the No Jab No Pay, No Play policy. This is of great importance to families in my electorate. There is a very, very strong level of support for this policy to protect our kids. So terrific to have the Prime Minister here in the electorate this afternoon.

PRIME MINISTER: Thanks David and it’s been great to meet so many families, so many mums and dads and kids of all ages. They all agree how important vaccination is.

Welcome to the first meeting of our Regional Ministerial Taskforce.

It’s vitally important that every part of Australia benefits from the economic growth and the jobs that our national economic leadership is delivering.

We have three quarters of our exports come from Australia’s regions and they cover the whole vast expanse of our nation.


Good morning. Today I’m taking national leadership to resolve this gas crisis. 

Australians are entitled to expect they will have access to the gas they need and at prices they can afford, whether it's for their homes or in their businesses. Thousands of jobs depend on secure, reliable and affordable gas. 

It is not acceptable for Australia shortly to become the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, to not have enough gas for its own families and its own businesses. 

The Turnbull Government and the gas industry have today agreed on measures that will help deliver cheaper and more reliable energy to Australian households and increase gas supplies for businesses.

The gas industry is a key part of Australia's prosperity and has a social licence with the community. Households rely on affordable gas supplies to their homes and businesses need reliable energy to support thousands of jobs across the country.


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