PRIME MINISTER:

Australia's heartfelt sympathy and resolute solidarity is with the people of the United Kingdom with whom we stand today as we always have in freedoms cause. Staunch allies in the war against terrorism.

The attack on the British Parliament is an attack on parliaments, freedom and democracy everywhere.

Westminster is rightly known as the mother of parliaments.

The Turnbull Government is pleased to announce that Mr Justin Milne has been appointed as the Chairman and a non-executive director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Board.

Mr Milne brings exceptional experience spanning the film, digital media, telecommunications and information technology sectors. He has served executive and non-executive positions across these sectors.

PRIME MINISTER:

Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, my ministerial and parliamentary colleagues, Her Excellency Jan Adams, our Ambassador to the Peoples Republic of China, His Excellency Mr Jingye Cheng, Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China to Australia, Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and a previous Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, distinguished diplomats, ladies and gentlemen.

Aunty Janette thank you so much for your warm welcome to Ngunnawal land.

PRIME MINISTER:

Mr Speaker, this morning Australians woke to the shocking news of a terrorist attack at Westminster - an attack on the Parliament, on police, on citizens.

Mr Speaker, it was an attack on Parliaments, freedom and democracy everywhere in the world.

Westminster is rightly known as the mother of parliaments - almost every element of our Parliamentary tradition is modelled on the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

PRIME MINISTER:

Last night the Senate approved our child care package and that’s great news for hard working Australian families who will be able to afford more child care, more child care, quality child care that will enable them to work the hours they want to work.

This package backs hardworking Australian families - those with the greatest need, who work the most hours, get the most support.

NEIL MITCHELL:

The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull good morning.

PRIME MINISTER:

Good morning Neil.

NEIL MITCHELL:

Thank you for your time. Prime Minister, in the wake of the terrorist attacks, Senator Pauline Hanson has renewed her call for a ban on Muslims. This is what - she’s put out, a video saying this:

PAULINE HANSON:

The Turnbull Government’s early childhood education and care reforms have passed the Senate and will deliver more affordable, accessible and flexible services for families.

The Jobs for Families legislation will encourage people into the workforce and tackle rising child care fees and expenses while also supporting early learning opportunities for children.

It is an honour to welcome Premier Li Keqiang, his wife Professor Cheng Hong and members of the Premier’s delegation to Australia.

As we mark the 45th year of Australia-China diplomatic relations, Premier Li’s visit is an opportunity to reflect on how much we have achieved and take steps to ensure our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership continues to strengthen into the future.

PRIME MINISTER:

Welcome to Australia for your first visit as Premier of the State Council. We are very pleased to return your hospitality that you offered us last year in April when we met for the previous round of annual leaders’ talks.

I want to thank you for bringing such a distinguished delegation of central and provincial government leaders and senior business leaders as well. Our relations have never been more important or dynamic.

PRIME MINISTER:

Good morning. Well we’ve had very, very constructive discussions, the Premier and I and our Ministers and we are delighted to host the Premier and his wife Professor Cheng Hong here in Australia.

This is the Premier’s first visit as Premier coinciding with the 45th Anniversary of Australia-China diplomatic relations. Premier Li is an old friend to Australia. He has visited every decade since the 1990s.

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