Parliamentary Statement - Offer to bring our Vietnam fallen home
On the 100th anniversary of the landing at ANZAC Cove, thousands of Australians made the journey to Gallipoli.
The descendants of the fallen, as well as strangers, walked among the graves, read the epitaphs and touched the walls of granite where the names of the missing are inscribed.
In both world wars and in Korea, our dead lie close to where they fell.
Growing Jobs and Small Business package
The 2015 Budget is the next step in the Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians.
This Budget is about building jobs, growth and opportunity and providing a credible path to surplus.
The new $5.5 billion Growing Jobs and Small Business package will help small businesses invest more, grow more, and employ more.
Jobs for Families child care package delivers choice for families
The Government’s $3.5 billion Jobs for Families child care package will provide greater choice for more than 1.2 million families by delivering a simpler, more affordable, more flexible, and more accessible child care system.
The Government will establish a new and simpler Child Care Subsidy from 1 July 2017.
New $100 million Northern Australia Beef Roads Fund
The Commonwealth Government will invest $100 million improving roads that are critical to the beef industry.
A new $100 million Northern Australia Beef Roads Fund will make targeted upgrades to key roads necessary for transporting cattle. This will underpin the future viability of the cattle industry which has long been a pillar of the northern economy.
The Government is committed to realising the potential of northern Australia.
Lone Pine Address
The men whose names are carved into this memorial, were the hope of their day; just as you young people, who are gathered here right now, are the hope of ours. To us, they are Anzacs; but in their day, they were fathers, sons, parents, children, cousins and mates – just as you are now.
25 May 2015 |
The Commonwealth Government is strengthening Australia’s counter-terrorism arrangements. The Minister for Justice, The Hon Michael Keenan MP, will take on a new role as Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter-Terrorism. As part of these new arrangements, Minister Keenan will be assisted by Mr Greg Moriarty in the new position of Commonwealth Counter-Terrorism Coordinator – leading a new counter-terrorism coordination office within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
25 May 2015 |
Madam Speaker, on the 100th anniversary of the landing at ANZAC Cove, thousands of Australians made the journey to Gallipoli. The descendants of the fallen, as well as strangers, walked among the graves, read the epitaphs and touched the walls of granite where the names of the missing are inscribed. In both world wars and in Korea, our dead lie close to where they fell. As every visitor to our war cemeteries knows, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission reverently maintains the shrines where they rest.
25 May 2015 |
The Commonwealth Government will offer the families of Australian servicemen killed during the Vietnam War and buried overseas the opportunity to repatriate their remains. The offer follows extensive consultation with the RSL, the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia, the Vietnam Veterans’ Federation of Australia, as well as veterans’ families. Australia deployed more than 60,000 servicemen and women to the conflict in Vietnam between 1962 and 1973, with 521 Australians names listed on the Australian War Memorial’s Roll of Honour.
24 May 2015 |
Right around Australia, I have been visiting small businesses over the last week or so letting them know that this is a Budget for small business. It’s the best Budget ever for the small businesses of Australia. Not only is there a tax cut for small business, but importantly, there is the instant asset write-off which allows the small businesses of our country to invest up to $20,000 in their business, if necessary again and again and again, and write that off immediately against their tax.