Thank you very much. It is a privilege and honour to be able to welcome you to your Parliament House and to welcome you to the Australian Public Service.
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Your Excellency, Air Vice-Marshal Davies, Guy Barnett, MHA and most importantly all those involved in Operation Slipper and their families and friends – in particular Mr & Mrs Atkinson and family.
On behalf of the Australian Government and the Australian people, can I add my welcome to representatives of the international labour movement to Australia. In that category, I sort of include Sharan Burrow, she’s very well known in Australia and doing well on the international stage.
It is very pleasing to announce that the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting is now able to release a bold and ambitious but nevertheless an achievable declaration with unanimous support.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to this, the fifth meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers here in Melbourne, Australia.
Thank you very much, Deputy President. It’s a delight to be with you, especially on the Gold Coast, where the temperature, can I assure you, is somewhat warmer than in my home state of Tasmania or, indeed, in Canberra, where I left this morning.
Presenter: This is AM Agenda thanks for your company. With me now is the Leader of the Government in the Senate, Senator Eric Abetz. Thanks for your time Senator. You will be leading the negotiations with the crossbench Senators who begin their induction today here in Canberra. First of all I want to ask you about the general political landscape you are heading into next week. You have the Japanese Prime Minister visiting that will at least be the focus for one day. Are you certain you will be able to secure the repeal of the carbon and mining taxes next week?
Fellow Liberals, coming to Victoria, the birthplace of our great party is always special and inspirational – the State that has given us Menzies and Bolte, and Costello and Kennett.
And today, the State in which the Napthine Government is setting the example for sound economic management, law and order, and building the infrastructure so desperately needed for the 21st century.
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