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Legislation to repeal the carbon tax

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP
Prime Minister

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP
Minister for the Environment


Today, the Government releases the carbon tax repeal bills for public consideration.

In line with our clear election commitment, the Government’s first item of parliamentary business will be the legislation to abolish the carbon tax.

This will lower costs for Australian businesses and manufacturers, boost growth, increase jobs and ease cost of living pressures for households.

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The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister Today the Government introduced legislation and tabled documents to repeal over …

NSW Premier

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister I congratulate the Hon Mike Baird MP on receiving the endorsement of his colleagues to become NSW Premier. There is no …

Prime Minister - Address to the 57th Liberal Party Federal Council, Melbourne

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… President Alan Stockdale, Premier Napthine, Premier Newman, Premier Hodgman, fellow Liberals. On this the 70th anniversary of our party, my colleagues …

Tony Abbott transcript - Joint Doorstop Interview, Sydney

Subjects: The Coalition’s Productivity Commission inquiry into the childcare sector; The Coalition’s commitment to WestConnex; Kevin Rudd’s border protection failures; Labor’s debt and deficit; Labor’s …

Tony Abbott - Interview with David Koch & Melissa Doyle, Sunrise

Subjects: Kevin Rudd’s border protection failures; The Coalition’s commitment to repeal the carbon tax and the mining tax; Kevin Rudd’s FBT hit on cars; election …

Leader of the Opposition's Transcript - Press Conference, Brisbane

Subjects: The Coalition’s statement on preferences; Labor’s carbon tax con; the Coalition’s Real Solutions plan; PEFO; GST; costings; Trade Training Centres; Kevin Rudd’s tax increase …

The Coalition's policy for schools: Putting students first

A Coalition government will improve Australia’s schools through improved teacher quality, greater parental involvement in decision-making, a sound national curriculum and deliver certainty over funding. Click …

Legislation to repeal the carbon tax

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for the Environment Today, the Government releases the carbon tax repeal bills for public consideration. In line …

Launch of the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister A Kmart Wishing Tree has been erected in the Prime Minister’s office to help the good work …

Appointment of the Governor-General

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has approved my recommendation to appoint General …

Prime Minister - Remarks at the Western Australian Senate Election Campaign Launch, Perth

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… I’m here to officially open the Liberal campaign for the Western Australian Senate by-election …

REACTION TO FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS

Business leaders, industry groups, and commentators have welcomed the Free Trade Agreements that the Coalition Government has concluded with Japan and South Korea. As you will …

Treasurer - Address to the Sydney Institute

The Hon. Joe Hockey MP Treasurer Speech'A Budget for Opportunity'Address to the Sydney Institute **CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** There has been much written and said about the Abbott Government’s first …

The Choice - Election 2013

  The Liberal and National Parties welcome this election, because at last the people of Australia get to choose. At this election, it’s you who get to …

Tony Abbott - The Coalition's paid parental leave scheme

The Coalition will help young families with a fair dinkum paid parental leave scheme based on a replacement wage, rather than the …

The Coalition's growth plan for the Central Coast

The Coalition’s Growth Plan for the Central Coast will strengthen the local economy with more jobs, more investment and better services. Click here to read our …

The Coalition will restore strong, stable and accountable government

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Press Release In recent years, the structure of government departments and agencies has created confused responsibilities, duplication …

Dr Bill Glasson AO - Nomination for Griffith by-election preselection

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister I welcome Dr Bill Glasson’s decision to stand for preselection for the forthcoming Griffith by-election. …

Foreign Investment Decision

The Hon. Joe Hockey MP Treasurer Today I announce my decision to remove certain foreign investment conditions placed on Yanzhou Coal Mining Company, a Chinese state owned …

Prime Minister - Strengthening trade ties to boost economic growth

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister In April, I will visit Japan, Korea and China to further strengthen ties between our countries, broaden and deepen our …

Let’s fix this mess - Choose the only team that can deliver a better deal from WA

This Saturday Western Australians will have the chance to send a team to Canberra to get a better deal for …

Joint Press Statement with President Yudhoyono, Batam Island, Indonesia

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… PRESIDENT YUDHOYONO: [Transcript of translation] Your Excellency, Prime Minister Mr Tony Abbott, distinguished ministers and …

Another Labor Prime Minister, Another Manufacturing Policy Failure

Under Labor, the disastrous decline of the country's manufacturing sector continues unabated. This is even after significant recent falls in the value of the Australian …

Melbourne’s East West Link will only happen under a Coalition government

A Coalition government will invest $1.5 billion to get construction underway on Melbourne’s East West Link in …

The Coalition's policy to index the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

A Coalition government will provide more peace of mind to self-funded retirees by indexing the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC). Click here to read …

Tony Abbott - Interview with Paul Murray, Radio 2UE, Sydney

Subjects: 2013 Federal Election; the Coalition’s border protection policies; the Coalition’s Operation Sovereign Borders Policy; Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters; The Lodge. E&OE……………………….………………………………………………………………… …

Boosting productivity and delivering effective, efficient government

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister The Government is determined to deliver on its election commitment to reduce the cost of unnecessary …

Visit to Indonesia, China and the Philippines

The Hon. Julie Bishop MP Minister for Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop will travel to Indonesia, Beijing and the Philippines from …

The Prime Minister - Statement to the House of Representatives - Closing the Gap, Parliament House, Canberra

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… When Prime Minister Keating made his famous Redfern speech in 1992, I was an opposition staffer. My job was to disagree …

Coalition Delivers on Seniors Health Card Indexation

The Hon Kevin Andrews MPMinister for Social Services Thousands more self-funded retirees will have access to cheaper medicine and health benefits, with Parliament today introducing …

Funding agreement to fast-track construction of WestConnex

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister The Hon. Mike Baird MP Premier of New South Wales Construction of WestConnex will be accelerated following …

Tony Abbott transcript - Joint Press Conference, Sydney

Subjects: The Coalition's Policy for Better Transparency and Accountability of Registered Organisations; ICAC findings; the Coalition’s commitment to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission; …

Tony Abbott Press Release - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

On this the United Nations International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, I reaffirm the Coalition’s commitment to secure recognition in the Constitution of …

The Coalition’s Policy to Improve Road Safety

Warren TrussLeader of The Nationals Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren ChesterShadow Parliamentary Secretary for Roads and Regional Transport The Coalition will improve …

The Coalition's policy to deliver lower prices by scrapping the carbon tax

A Coalition government will abolish the carbon tax and ensure the benefits are passed to consumers through lower prices. Click here to read our …

Address to Tasmanian Liberal Party State Council, Hobart

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Eric, members and delegates, ladies and gentlemen, my friends, thank you so much for that warm introduction. Thank you so …

Launch of the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister A Kmart Wishing Tree has been erected in the Prime Minister’s office to help the good work …

Appointments to the Future Fund Board

The government is pleased to announce the appointments of the Hon Peter Costello AC as Chairman and Mr John Poynton AM as a member of …

Prime Minister - Joint Press Release - Government expands remote school attendance strategy

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Senator The Hon. Nigel Scullion Minister for Indigenous Affairs The Government will boost funding for the Remote School Attendance Strategy by $18 …

Prime Minister - Address to the Parliamentary Reception for Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Parliament House, Canberra

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… Your Royal Highnesses, Excellencies, Parliamentary colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. A couple of years back, Kelly Slater visited Manly in my electorate. …

Prime Minister's Address to the 2014 Economic and Social Outlook Conference Dinner, Melbourne

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister **CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… Tonight, I want to address the question: “whether a reforming prime minister can succeed any more in this …

Fair Indexation of Military Service Pensions

Click here to view policy document. The Coalition will keep faith with Australia’s veterans by providing for the fair indexation of Defence Forces Retirement Benefits (DFRB) …

More Labor lies on GST

The Hon Joe Hockey MP Shadow Treasurer Contrary to reports that a Coalition Government will increase the good and services …

Tony Abbott - The Coalition's policy to tackle crime

A Coalition government will help make our streets, homes and communities safer with tough and effective measures to assist the fight against crime. Click here …

The Coalition’s plan for Aviation

The Coalition will strengthen our aviation industry to ensure that it is safe, reliable, competitive and proud to be Australian. Click here to read …

Parliamentary Budget Office confirms Coalition’s prudent election costings

The independent Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has confirmed in its post-election analysis that the Coalition’s policies would lead to a substantial improvement in …

Coalition to put more funding into schools

The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP Minister for Education To guarantee funding certainty for 2014 the Coalition Government will allocate an extra $230 million in …

Attendance at the World Economic Forum

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister I will attend this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The WEF’s annual Davos meeting brings together some …

Coalition delivering incentives for development, scrapping job destroying taxes

A plan to help junior miners find the mines of tomorrow and create jobs is a step closer, with the Liberal Government this week calling …

Death of Brian Harradine

The Hon. Tony Abbott PM Prime Minister Former senator Brian Harradine has died after a long illness. He served in the Australian Parliament in Canberra as an independent …

Prime Minister - Press Conference, Melbourne

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Subjects: The Government’s commitment to repeal the carbon tax; Budget 2014; Peter Greste; ASIO; paid parental leave scheme. E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… PRIME …

Pyne calls on Rudd to ‘Scrap the Cap’

The Shadow Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne met with 16 members of the Scrap the Cap alliance today who are calling for the Rudd Government …

Over 150 days and still no response from Labor on medical research

The Hon Peter Dutton MP Shadow Minister for Health & Ageing It is over 150 days since Minister Plibersek was presented with the much …

Tony Abbott - The Coalition will build better roads in Perth

The Coalition will commit $1.3 billion to major road projects in Perth. Click here to read …

Our Plan to get the Budget under control

The Coalition is committed to living within its means and ending Labor’s waste and reckless spending. …

IMF October 2013 World Economic Outlook (WEO)

The Hon. Joe Hockey MP Treasurer The International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) confirms the risks ahead for the Australian and global economy. …

Labor's Hidden Job Cuts and Unfunded Redundancies

Senator The Hon. Eric Abetz Employment Minister Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service The Hon. Joe Hockey MP Treasurer Senator The Hon. Mathias Cormann Finance Minister More evidence of …

Strategic Review of the National Broadband Network

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP Minister for Communications Senator the Hon Mathias CormannMinister for Finance The Strategic Review of the …

Senate Should Support Carbon Tax Repeal

Joint statement from John Osborn, Chief Operating Officer, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group; Jennifer Westacott, Chief …

Joint Press Release with Prime Minister Abe - Japan-Australia summit meeting

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Prime Minister of …

Prime Minister - Address to the American Australian Association Business Luncheon, New York

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… On my first visit to the United States as Australia’s Prime Minister, I have a clear and simple message: America matters …

Tony Abbott transcript - Joint Doorstop Interview, Beaconsfield VIC

Subjects: Visit to the electorate of La Trobe; election date speculation; local government referendum; proposed detention centre at Singleton; Kevin Rudd’s failed border protection policies; …

Tony Abbott - Clearing Labor's 30,000 illegal arrivals backlog

If elected, the Coalition will act immediately to clear Labor's backlog of 30,000 illegal boat arrivals currently awaiting a claim for permanent visas, and, …

The Coalition's policy for a more competitive and sustainable fisheries sector

A Coalition government will restore confidence in the Australian fishing industry by returning scientific and commercial rigour to …

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Press Release - A Team to Build a Stronger Australia

The incoming Coalition Government will restore strong, stable and accountable government to build a more prosperous Australia.Click here to download a copy of the The …

Introduction of Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… I introduce the Clean …

Statement on Tax Legislation

The Hon. Joe Hockey MP Treasurer The Coalition will move this week to stop $900 cheques from being sent out to people four years after the …

Supporting drought affected farmers

Australian farmers suffering through the crippling drought will be able to access greater government assistance sooner as part of a $320 million comprehensive …

Western Australian trial site for the National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Senator The Hon. Mitch Fifield Assistant Minister for Social Services The Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments today signed an agreement to establish …

Delivering $6.4 million for safer streets in New South Wales

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister The Hon Michael Keenan MP Minister for Justice …

The Coalition's Policy for Better Transparency and Accountability of Registered Organisations

The Hon Tony Abbott MHR Leader of the Opposition Senator The Hon Eric Abetz Shadow Minister for Employment & Workplace Relations   A Coalition government will restore confidence in the …

The Coalition's Policy to Reduce Drownings

A Coalition government will invest $15 million into Australia’s peak water safety agencies as part of our policy to reduce drownings across Australia. …

Tony Abbott - A regional deterrence framework to combat people smuggling

If elected, the Coalition will establish a comprehensive Regional Deterrence Framework with our neighbours to stop asylum seekers transiting through our region in an …

Only the Coalition will deliver the infrastructure of the future

Today, the Coalition releases a comprehensive, long-term plan to build the infrastructure of the 21st century. Click here to read our policy. Our policy …

Statement - Missing Ballot Papers, WA Senate Recount

Senator The Hon. Michael Ronaldson Minister for Veterans Affairs Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC Special Minister of State The Australian Electoral Commission has announced …

Commonwealth Debt

The Hon. Joe Hockey MP Treasurer The Government has today agreed to the Australian Greens’ proposal to repeal the statutory debt limit and enhance transparency around government …

The Prime Minister - Joint statement with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MP and Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key met in Sydney on 7 February 2014 for the annual …

WA Liberal Senate Team - Labor/Greens team up again to keep Mining Tax and slug WA economy and jobs

The Hon. Senator David Johnston The Hon. Senator Michaelia CashLinda Reynolds Slade Brockman Labor and The Greens have shown their true colours, putting ideology and politics ahead of …

Release of The National Commission of Audit report

The National Commission of Audit report we release today shows that the spending trajectory we inherited from Labor is unsustainable and needs to be addressed. After …

Shorten admits school takeover a ‘theoretical’ possibility

Education Minister Bill Shorten now says he is prepared to amend the new school funding legislation that gives the Federal Minister unfettered power to intervene …

Tony Abbott Transcript - Doorstop Interview, Launceston Toyota, Tasmania

Subjects: Labor’s carbon tax con; the Coalition’s commitment to reduce company tax; Labor’s FBT hit on cars; GST; Peter Beattie. …

Tony Abbott - The Coalition's commitment to upgrade the Great Ocean Road

If elected, the federal Coalition will commit $25 million over five years to upgrade the Great Ocean Road. This commitment will be matched by …

The Coalition’s plan for the digital economy & e-Government

The Hon Andrew Robb AO MPShadow Minister for Finance, Deregulation and Debt Reduction Chairman of the Coalition Policy Development Committee The Hon …

Coalition commences National Commission of Audit

The Hon. Joe Hockey MP Treasurer The Hon. Mathias Cormann Minister for Finance The Coalition Government today announces the commencement of the National Commission of Audit. The Commission is …

House of Representatives votes to scrap the carbon tax

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for the Environment The Coalition Government is keeping its promise to scrap the carbon tax. The people …

Securing Australia's Manufacturing Future

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Australia has a strong manufacturing history and will have a strong manufacturing future. Today, the Government is …

Opposition should support $48m red-tape reduction for business and not-for-profit sector

The Hon. Bruce Billson MP Minister for Small Business If Labor was genuine in its words about removing barriers for business then it should support the abolition …

"The Case for Change" - Address by The Hon. Joe Hockey MP, Treasurer

The Hon. Joe Hockey MP Treasurer "The Case for Change" Spectator Magazine Function Doltone House, Sydney ***CHECK AGAINST …

Prime Minister - White Paper on Reform of the Federation

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister The Government today released the Terms of Reference for the White Paper on the Reform of the Federation. Australia’s Federation has …

Joe Hockey & Jamie Briggs - Joint Press Release - Kevin Rudd's record of big waste and chaos

The Coalition has today released Kevin Rudd’s Record of Big Waste and Chaos – a companion guide to the The Little Book of Big Labor …

Families will be $3,000 better off by scrapping the carbon tax

Australian families will be $3,000 better off over the next six years as a result of the Coalition’s plan to scrap the carbon tax. …

Tony Abbott - Statement on Preferences

I have directed the Liberal Party to preference the Greens below Labor in all 150 House of Representatives seats. …

The Coalition's commitment to support netball in the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup

A Coalition government will provide $6 million to complete the construction of a Netball Centre of Excellence and to support netball in the lead-up to …

One-stop shop approved by Government

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for the Environment The Government has …

Address to Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry annual dinner

When I said on election night that Australia was under new management and, once more, open for business, I was acknowledging an iron law of …

Prime Minister - Address to the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… THIS YEAR’S G20: GETTING THE FUNDAMENTALS RIGHT For more than 40 years, this World Economic Forum …

Joint transcript of Tony Abbott with Air Marshal Geoff Brown AO and chief executive of Northrop Grumman, Ian Irving

E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… PRIME MINISTER: It is excellent to be here at Royal Australian Air Force Base Edinburgh to confirm that the Commonwealth of Australia will …

Prime Minister - Address to Boao Forum for Asia, China

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… It’s an honour to address this Boao Forum, which now rivals Europe’s long-running Davos Forum, and which does so much …

Prime Minister - Doorstop Interview, P-TECH, Brooklyn

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Subjects: Visit to the USA; visit to P-TECH school; medical research future fund; Rupert Murdoch; the Government’s commitment to a …

Tony Abbott transcript - Joint Doorstop Interview, Beaconsfield VIC

Subjects: Visit to the electorate of La Trobe; election date speculation; local government referendum; proposed detention centre at Singleton; Kevin Rudd’s failed border protection policies; …

Tony Abbott - The Coalition's commitment to upgrade Brookvale Oval

If elected, a Coalition government will provide $10 million to support an upgrade of Brookvale Oval. Brookvale Oval is the only ground between Sydney Harbour and …

The Coalition's plan to increase employment participation

The Coalition will take real action to get unemployed Australians off welfare and into work. Click here to read our policy. We believe that every Australian who …

Release of 2012-13 Final Budget Outcome

The Hon. Joe Hockey MP Treasurer Senator The Hon. Mathias Cormann Minister for Finance Today’s Final Budget Outcome …

People smuggling cooperation with Sri Lanka

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Australia will gift two retired Australian Bay Class patrol boats to assist Sri Lanka’s efforts in combatting …

Consolidated Financial Statements for the Australian Government for 2012-13

Today’s release of the Consolidated Financial Statements for 2012-13 shows the deterioration of the Australian Government’s financial position after the first five years of Labor …

Prime Minister - Visit to Australia by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will visit Australia from Wednesday 16 April to Friday 25 April …

Prime Minister - Address to the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tokyo, Japan

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE………………………………………………………………………………………….. Just before leaving for North Asia, I went to Pearce airbase near Perth to thank the …

Prime Minister - Australia and Canada join forces to commemorate World War One

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Today I announced a range of practical steps to increase cooperation between the Australian War Memorial and the Canadian War …

The Coalition will provide Funding Certainty for Schools

A Coalition government will provide Australian schools, teachers, students and their parents with the certainty they deserve. Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard have made a mess …

Leader of the Opposition's Transcript - Press Conference, Brisbane

Subjects: The Coalition’s statement on preferences; Labor’s carbon tax con; the Coalition’s Real Solutions plan; PEFO; GST; costings; Trade Training Centres; Kevin Rudd’s tax increase …

The Coalition's policy to support apprentices

If elected, a Coalition government will help apprentices to complete their training by providing interest-free Trade Support Loans of up to $20,000. Click here …

Tony Abbott - Transcript - Interview with Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson, Today, Nine Network

Subjects: Repealing the carbon tax; the Coalition’s policy for paid parental leave; electoral reform; the Coalition’s border protection policies; election night. E&OE……………………….………………………………………………………………… LISA WILKINSON: We’re pleased to say …

Typhoon Haiyan

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister I join my fellow Australians in expressing our deepest sympathies to the people of the Philippines in …

Review of Competition Policy

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister The Hon. Bruce Billson MP Minister for Small Business The Government will undertake a comprehensive review of competition laws and policy, the …

Australia honours the late corporal Cameron Stewart Baird MG

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Australia’s highest military honour – the Victoria Cross for Australia – will be awarded posthumously to the late Corporal …

If you want to represent WA, you have to live here

Liberals will support changes to the Commonwealth Electoral Act to ensure that if you want to represent WA in the Senate, you …

Prime Minister - Sir John Arthur "Jack" Brabham, AO, OBE

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Sir John Arthur "Jack" Brabham, AO, OBE Australia has lost a legend. With his pioneering spirit Sir Jack Brabham personified many great …

Tony Abbott Transcript - Address to the New South Wales Business Chamber, Sydney

EO&E...........................................................................................................................................   Richard, thank you very  much indeed for making me so welcome. It’s an honour to be here amongst so many representatives of the chambers of …

Tony Abbott Joint Press Release - Judicial inquiry into Kevin Rudd's home insulation programme

If elected, within a month, the Coalition will establish a full judicial inquiry into the Rudd Government’s home insulation programme. Kevin Rudd’s home insulation programme was …

Coalition commits $42 million to tropical medicine at JCU

The Hon Joe Hockey MPShadow Treasurer Coalition Campaign Spokesman The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP Shadow Minister for Finance, Deregulation and Debt Reduction …

Labor’s costings debacle continues

The Hon Joe Hockey MPShadow Treasurer Coalition Campaign Spokesman The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP Shadow Minister for Finance, Deregulation and Debt Reduction …

Address at Recognition Ceremony, Tarin Kot, Afghanistan

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… Minister, Governor, Ambassador, Generals, warriors, peacemakers, ladies and gentlemen. Australia’s longest war is ending, not with victory, not with defeat, …

A fairer funding agreement for schools

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP Minister for Education Following negotiations with Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern …

Building Tasmania’s transport infrastructure of the 21st Century

Today I am pleased to announce that the Australian Government will spend almost $650 million on transport infrastructure projects across Tasmania over the next …

Prime Minister - Delivering Australia's infrastructure needs

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister To ensure the highest level of oversight and accountability, I will Chair a National Infrastructure Committee of Federal Cabinet. Members will …

Prime Minister - Address to the Anzac Day National Ceremony, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… As someone who has never served in the armed forces, never faced a shot fired in anger, and never lost …

Prime Minister - Deepening economic and defence ties with Japan

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister Today, Japanese Prime Minister Abe and I signed an historic free trade agreement between Japan and Australia. Australia owes much of …

Tony Abbott transcript - Interview with Melissa Doyle, Sunrise

Subjects: Kevin Rudd's border protection failures; the Coalition’s border protection policies; Pope Francis; election timing.   E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………………   MELISSA DOYLE: Tony Abbott, Good morning to you, thanks for your time.   TONY …

Tony Abbott - Interview with Ali Carle and Jon 'Blakey' Blake, Triple M, Adelaide

Subjects: Election 2013; visit to Adelaide; Government advertising; election debates. E&OE……………………….………………………………………………………………… PRESENTER: Who is this? TONY ABBOTT: Ali and Blakey, its Tony Abbott here. …

Tony Abbott - The Coalition's policy for jobs and growth in small business

A Coalition government will strengthen Australia’s small businesses and create more jobs by introducing a substantial small business policy agenda. Click here to read …

The Coalition's commitment to upgrade Dalrymple Road

A Coalition government will invest in Townsville's infrastructure by providing $20 million towards a $40 million upgrade of Dalrymple Road. The upgrade of Dalrymple Road will …

Joint Press Release with The Hon. Tony Abbott and The Hon. Barry O’Farrell: Disaster assistance announced for bushfire affected communities in New South Wales

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell today announced disaster assistance is being made available to communities affected by the bushfires …

Shorten can’t deny his $1.2 billion education cut

The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP Minister for Education The Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten was asked three times at a press conference today whether he cut …

Review of national curriculum to put students first

The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP Minister for Education The Coalition Government today confirmed its commitment to implementing a world-class national curriculum with the appointment of Professor Ken …

Labor Puts WA Last with Confusing Plans for a New Mining Tax

Labor must abandon its plans for a revised anti-WA Mining Tax, finally accept the will of voters at the last election and vote with the …

Western Sydney Airport to deliver jobs and infrastructure

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister The Hon. Warren Truss Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure & Regional Development The Government has confirmed …

Prime Minister - Address at CEDA's 2014 State of the Nation Conference, Parliament House, Canberra

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP Prime Minister E&OE……………………….…………………………………………………………… John, thank you so much. Stephen, thank you so much and yes you did throw me out a couple of …

Tony Abbott Transcript - Joint Press Conference, Brisbane

Subjects: The Coalition’s Operation Sovereign Borders; Labor’s FBT hit on cars; AAA rating.   EO&E...........................................................................................................................................   TONY ABBOTT: This is an important day. It’s an important development of the Coalition’s …

Solar Flagships Another Rudd Disaster

The Hon Greg Hunt MP Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage Four years later and after an original promise of $1.5 billion, Kevin Rudd’s much …