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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Tony Abbott MP
  • Joint Press Conference with Prime Minister Lee, Singapore

    If I may say so, I have been honoured and exhilarated by the warmth of the welcome and the strength of the friendship between our two countries.

    I’m here first and foremost to acknowledge 50 years of remarkably successful history.

    Fifty years ago Singapore became independent and Australia was one of the very first countries to recognise Singapore's independence.

  • Address to the 58th Federal Council of the Liberal Party of Australia, Melbourne

    Our Party went to the last election with a plan to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia.

    Today, my job is to report to you on our progress and to set out our next steps in achieving this goal.

  • A Message from the Prime Minister

    As we enter the final sitting week before the winter recess, the Government is getting on with delivering our plan for a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia.

    The past week has been a week of achievement for the Australian people

  • Our North, Our Future: A vision for developing North Australia

    The Government has today released its White Paper on Developing Northern Australia: Our North, Our Future.

    This is Australia’s first White Paper on developing Northern Australia, building on our Green Paper and pre-election statement.

    It is an essential part of our plan for a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia.

  • Australia signs landmark trade agreement with China

    Australia signed a landmark Free Trade Agreement with China, our largest trading partner, with total trade worth almost $160 billion in 2013-14, and a growing source of investment.

    The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will lock in existing trade and provide the catalyst for future growth across a range of areas including goods, services and investment.

News

  • 01 July 2015 | Media release
    The Commonwealth Government will invest $274 million to redevelop the fighter base at Williamtown. This upgrade is part of the Government’s $1.2 billion investment in facilities to prepare the base for our new F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSF).  The first F-35A aircraft are due to arrive in Australia in late 2018.  Fifty-eight of the fleet will be based at Williamtown. Today’s announcement will provide new and refurbished office accommodation and commercial facilities.
  • 30 June 2015 | Speech
    It is marvellous to be here in such a throng with the Diplomatic Corps, with my parliamentary colleagues and with friends of America. It is an honour to mark the Declaration of Independence 239 years ago and to cherish the friendship between the United States of America and Australia. Almost from the beginning, the destinies of our two countries have been intertwined.
  • 29 June 2015 | Speech
    Prime Minister Lee, Deputy Prime Minister Teo – today it is an honour to follow three serving Australian prime ministers in delivering this Singapore lecture. Yesterday, it was my honour to visit the Kranji War Cemetery where so many of Singapore’s wartime defenders lie. As the Japanese swept down the peninsula in those years, Australian troops achieved the few modest allied wins of that campaign: the stand at Bakri; the ambushes at Gemas and Jemaluang; and the fighting withdrawal from Muar where the Australians went into battle singing Waltzing Matilda.
  • 29 June 2015 | Transcript
    Thank you so much. If I may say so, I have been honoured and exhilarated by the warmth of the welcome and the strength of the friendship between our two countries. I’m here first and foremost to acknowledge 50 years of remarkably successful history. Fifty years ago Singapore became independent and Australia was one of the very first countries to recognise Singapore's independence. It's been a very good 50 years for Singapore, it's been a very good 50 years for Singapore and Australia, but we want to build on the friendship which has been long and strong.

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