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Australia and the United States strengthen ties on cyber security

Today Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a strengthening of ties between Australia and the US on cyber security.

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20th January 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Visit to Afghanistan

On 17 January, the Prime Minister visited Australian Defence Force and civilian personnel working in Afghanistan and thanked them for their service.

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18th January 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Visit to Iraq

On 16 January, the Prime Minister visited Australian Defence Force and civilian personnel in Iraq and thanked them for their service. Australians serving in Iraq play a vital role in the fight against Daesh. Our planes and Advise and Assist Mission played an important role in supporting recent progress by Iraqi forces in liberating Ramadi from Daesh. Our Building Partner Capacity mission is providing crucial training to Iraqi Security Forces in their fight to disrupt, degrade and ultimately defeat the terrorists.

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17th January 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Dr Heather Smith appointed Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts

Release regarding the appointment of Dr Heather Smith PSM as the Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts.

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11th January 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Prime Minister to travel to United States

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will visit Washington DC on 18 and 19 January. This will be his first trip to the United States as Prime Minister.

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9th January 2016  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Joint Media Release - Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption Final Report

The final report of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption has found there is a ‘widespread’ and ‘deep-seated’ culture of lawlessness among many union officials.

This corrupt and illegal conduct will not stop unless there is immediate and effective Parliamentary intervention, meaningful reform and strong leadership. 

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30th December 2015  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Jim Carlton AO

Lucy and I were very sad to learn of the death of our friend the Honourable Jim Carlton AO.

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27th December 2015  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Turnbull Government invests $1 billion to end Hepatitis C

The Turnbull government has announced that the Commonwealth will invest more-than $1 billion to give all Australians with Hepatitis C affordable access to breakthrough cures.

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21st December 2015  |  Comments  |  Media Releases

Senator Michael Ronaldson

My very dear friend Senator Michael Ronaldson has announced his intention to retire from the Senate.

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18th December 2015  |  Comments  |  Media Releases