Media - Speeches

Keynote address at the 16th IISS Asia Security Summit, Shangri-La Dialogue

Australia’s vision, optimistic and born of ambition rather than anxiety, is for a neighbourhood that is defined by open markets and the free flow of goods, services, capital and ideas.

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3rd June 2017  |  Comments  |  Speeches

Remarks at the Future of Media Summit

We need a strong Australian media sector and we need laws that are 21st century laws that enable them to compete and beat and win on a level playing field.

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1st June 2017  |  Comments  |  Speeches, Transcripts

Keynote address at the CEDA 2017 State of the Nation Conference

The Government that I lead is committed to providing the opportunities for Australians to achieve their best, built on a foundation of security that enables them to strive, and to thrive. And that is the starting point for all of our policies, our economic plan and the budget.

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31st May 2017  |  Comments  |  Speeches, Transcripts

Speech at the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum & 25th Anniversary of the Mabo Decision Lunch

On this day exactly fifty years ago, millions of Australians had their names marked off on the electoral roll, stepped into a polling booth, just minutes later walked out, and united made history.

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27th May 2017  |  Comments  |  Speeches

Remarks at the Australian Medical Association National Conference

This year’s budget has restored the sense of goodwill between the AMA and the government because it reaffirms our commitment to health. Ensuring that the budget is on a sustainable footing enables us to maintain our world class, universal healthcare system - one that puts patients at its very heart.

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27th May 2017  |  Comments  |  Speeches

Address to the SA Division Liberal Party Budget Lunch - Adelaide

The state Labor Government has utterly failed the people of this state.

Our shipbuilding programme is the largest single investment by the Commonwealth in one state, in our history.

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16th May 2017  |  Comments  |  Speeches

Address to the NSW Division Liberal Party Budget Lunch

With this budget we are making the right choice for better days ahead - we are doing so fairly, securing the essential services Australians need and giving them the opportunity to get ahead.

That is the beating heart of this budget - fairness, opportunity and security for all Australians.

The budget is the latest step in our plan to create more jobs and secure the vital services we rely on and ease the cost of living - all the while by living within our means and ensuring we don’t throw a mountain of debt onto the shoulders of our children and grandchildren.

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12th May 2017  |  Comments  |  Speeches

Address at the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea Commemorative Dinner

And as we reflect on the Battle Coral Sea we are reminded of how the stability and prosperity of our region over so many decades has been secured and is secured today by the United States. A commitment to the peace stability, the rule of law in our region renewed by President Trump for which we thank you sir.
Each of our great nations defines its national identity, not by race or religion or ethnicity as so many others do, but by a commitment to shared political values, as timeless as they are inclusive - freedom, democracy and the rule of law.
Shared values. A shared destiny.

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5th May 2017  |  Comments  |  Speeches, Transcripts

Remarks - Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience Official Reception

As Anzac Day approaches, we remember and honour the sacrifices that have kept us free.

A high price indeed paid for our freedom, paid in young lives lost far from home.

We do not glorify war - Anzac Day is not the anniversary of a great victory.

But it commemorates the triumph of the human spirit, the patriotism, the sacrifice, the courage, the endurance, the mateship.

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21st April 2017  |  Comments  |  Speeches

Keynote address at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Breakfast

Australian jobs for Australians first. That must be the commitment, that must be the objective. That is our obligation.

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19th April 2017  |  Comments  |  Speeches