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Doorstop - United Arab Emirates

Here in the quiet dawn in the desert in the Middle East, over 500 Australians and New Zealanders gathered in quiet remembrance, to honour the sacrifice and the service of Australians and New Zealanders whose work, whose heroism, whose professionalism, whose courage, whose willingness to put their lives on the line, over generations, has kept us free

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25th April 2017  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Joint Press Conference with Honorable Michael Pence, Vice President of the United States of America

Vice President Pence’s visit is an opportunity for both our nations emphatically to reaffirm those ties, and our deep commitment to the Alliance.

The Alliance is as important today as it was more than 60 years ago, indeed as it has been for the 99 years that since Australian and American troops went into battle together.

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22nd April 2017  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Remarks – Meeting with The Honorable Michael Pence, Vice President of the United States of America

Our Alliance - an alliance 60 years standing, but an alliance that began in truth nearly a century ago when Australian and American troops went into battle together in the First World War.

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22nd April 2017  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Interview with Miranda Devine, The Daily Telegraph

I am so proud of our nation. We are the most successful multicultural society in the world. And why is that? Because of our values. And that’s those values of freedom, equality, a fair go, mutual respect, the rule of law, the equality of men and women.

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21st April 2017  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Interview with Samantha Armytage, Sunrise Channel 7

This is all about the very essence of what makes us Australian and, what makes us the most successful multicultural society in the world. We see so much division around the world. So much disharmony, and yet here we are, so diverse, such a success. Why is that? It is because we define our nationhood by common political values. Shared political values. And we should celebrate it.

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21st April 2017  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Interview with Leigh Sales, ABC 7.30

Let’s be clear - we don’t define ourselves, like many other countries do, by race or religion or ethnicity. We are defined by a commitment to a common set of political values. They are, as you had me saying on the introduction - freedom, equality of men and women, mutual respect, the rule of law, democracy, a fair go. That’s our Australian values. And they are shared with many other democracies but they are in and of themselves unique. There is something uniquely Australian about them. We’re proud of them. We’re committed to them. We should celebrate them and we should put them at the core of becoming an Australian citizen.

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20th April 2017  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Joint Press Conference with the Premier of Tasmania, The Hon Will Hodgman MP

So we are looking ahead, my Government is looking ahead as is the Hodgman Government, to ensure that we make the investment and make the plans to secure our energy future. So what we are announcing today and I am here with the Energy Minister and the Regional Development Minister, Fiona Nash, and my Tasmanian colleagues, we’re here with Will and his colleagues to announce that the Australian Renewable Energy Agency ARENA is going to be working with Hydro Tasmania on a feasibility study, to examine the potential for increasing of this massive scale, the hydro capacity of Tassie Hydro. It is a huge opportunity. Potentially Tasmania could become a battery for Australia.

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20th April 2017  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Press Conference with the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, The Hon. Peter Dutton MP

There is no more important title in our democracy than “Australian Citizen”

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20th April 2017  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Radio interview with Kim Landers, ABC AM

The reality is that we have to make sure that Australian jobs are for Australians first and foremost. This is about putting Australians first, Australian jobs first, Australian values first.

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19th April 2017  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Press Conference with the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, The Hon. Peter Dutton MP

Today we are announcing that we are abolishing the 457 Visas. We are ensuring that Australian jobs and Australian values are first, placed first.

Australia is the most successful multicultural society in the world. We are truly an immigration nation. Today and in years past. Snowy Mountains scheme built by 100,000 workers who came, many of them, from war shattered Europe.

So, we have and we always will be an immigration nation, but we must ensure that the foundation of that success is maintained and the foundation is that our migration system is seen to work in the national interest.

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18th April 2017  |  Comments  |  Transcripts