The Australian Government has received assurances from the United States Administration that all Australian passport holders remain welcome to travel to the US.

The White House has confirmed the US Executive Order of January 27 will not affect any Australian passport holder irrespective of their country of birth or whether they hold another passport.

Australia and the United States have a longstanding alliance and partnership across economic, national security, strategic and trade matters which will continue to grow.

PRIME MINISTER:

Thank you very much. I acknowledge we are gathered on the land of the Ngunawal people and we honour their elders, past and present.

Last week we celebrated Australia Day and around the country 16,000 people from 150 nations chose to become one of us. Like us - holders of the highest office in a democracy – citizen. Partners in the most successful multicultural society in the world. A beacon of harmony in the midst of diversity, founded on a deep tradition of mutual respect in a world of rising intolerance.

STAN GRANT:

The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is with me now. Nice to have you with us.

PRIME MINISTER:

Great to be with you, Stan.

STAN GRANT:

The deal-maker, you've done a deal with another deal-maker in Donald Trump. I want to go to that deal for asylum seekers - is that locked in? Is that guaranteed?

PRIME MINISTER:

BEN FORDHAM:
How are you Prime Minister?

PRIME MINISTER:
Hi Ben, good to be with you.

BEN FORDHAM:
Is it really great?

PRIME MINISTER:
It is great, what are you talking about, it’s great, a beautiful day.

BEN FORDHAM:
Alright now I’ll make this phone call much more pleasant than one you allegedly had at the weekend okay?

PRIME MINISTER:
Yeah okay.

TOM ELLIOTT:
Joining us now on the line from Canberra, the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Mr Turnbull, good afternoon.

PRIME MINISTER:
Hey, good afternoon Tom.

TOM ELLIOTT:
Okay the deal with the American Administration now led by Donald Trump to resettle all of Australia’s refugees on Manus and Nauru. Is that deal going to go ahead?

JOHN LAWS: I welcome our very own Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to the studio. Prime Minister, good morning and welcome.

PRIME MINISTER: Great to be here, John. We're both adults, that's for sure.

JOHN LAWS: That's right. (Laughter) Yeah.

PRIME MINISTER: Adult radio.

LAURIE OAKES:
I want to say welcome Prime Minister Trumble but …

PRIME MINISTER:
[Laughs]

LAURIE OAKES:
It’s funny but it’s a bit offensive too isn’t it? That the White House spokesman doesn’t bother to get your name right?

PRIME MINISTER:
The important thing is results Laurie. I advanced Australia’s case, we secured the commitment we wanted from the President and I thank him for it.

PRIME MINISTER:

Thank you very much. I acknowledge we are gathered today on the land of the Ngunawal people and we honour their elders, past and present.

I acknowledge many senior political representatives here – the Leader of the Opposition, The Speaker Tony Smith, President Stephen Parry, my ministerial colleagues, Dr Nelson, Chief of the Defence Force and Defence Chiefs, Rear Admiral Doolan, men and women of the Australian Defence Force, fellow Australians all.

PRIME MINISTER:

Welcome colleagues back to Canberra - 2017, another year in which we deliver for hard-working Australian families. To ensure they can get ahead, to ensure that their Government is backing them. To ensure that they have great jobs - well-paid jobs - and that the prospects for their children and grandchildren are better than ever.  To tackle the scourge of unreliable and unaffordable energy.

We saw massive increases in electricity prices under the Labor Government.

Pages

Subscribe to Prime Minister of Australia RSS