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Bill Shorten: Speech To Australian-American Leadership Dialogue

The Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten has spoken at the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue at the New York Academy of Sciences.

Text of Bill Shorten’s speech to the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue, at the New York Academy of Sciences.

I am very grateful for this second opportunity to speak at the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue.

And for the chance to thank all those who have worked so hard to make this year’s dialogue another outstanding success.

There is always so much for us to share, and celebrate, together. [Read more…]

Tony Abbott Reflects On His Overseas Trip; About To Depart U.S.

As he prepares to leave Texas for the flight back to Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reflected on his overseas trip.

Abbott spoke at a press conference in Houston. He was about to leave on a flight that will set down in Hawaii, en route to Australia.

The trip took Abbott to France for the D-Day 70th anniversary. From there, he visited Canada and the United States. [Read more…]

Tony Abbott Meets With Barack Obama At White House

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has met with US President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington DC.


Obama and Abbott each made brief comments about the Australia-US alliance and foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific region.

Obama took one question from Washington journalists on the unfolding and emergency situation in Iraq. David Speers from Australian Sky News asked Obama another question about Iraq. [Read more…]

Tony Abbott Visits New York Stock Exchange

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made the traditional visit to the New York Stock Exchange, following his arrival in the United States.


Abbott was due to meet with United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, after leaving the Exchange. He meets with President Obama in Washingon on Thursday. [Read more…]