Australia - Government Ministries

  • 19 June 2016

    The Prime Minister, The President and the Australian Government would like to extend their congratulations to the Sitanovan Prime Minister-elect Michelle Johnson and applaud the major parties of Sitanova for uniting together into a coalition on the behalf of the country. As we found in Australia under the mixed member proportional system, coalition government can be constructive and work towards the overall good of the nation. We look forward to working with the Prime Minister-elect in the future and also applaud yet another transparent, open and fair election in Europe.

    The Hon. Hillary Clinton, MP

    Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia

    Her Excellency Julia Gillard

    President of the Commonwealth of Australia

    The Hon. Tony Burke, MP

    Cabinet Secretary and Special Minister of State

  • The elected Prime Minister, her Cabinet, the Government of His Majesty the King Mark and the people of Sitanova want to thank in advance the gesture of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia. Likewise, the Prime Minister-Elect and his cabinet, looking forward to working with the Government of Australia.

    The Hon. Michelle Johnson

    Elected Prime Minister of Sitanova

    HM King Franz Mark Brauer Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ist

    Sovereign King of Sitanova

  • 26 October 2016

    The Prime Minister wishes to express her deepest concerns regarding the recent conduct of the State of Turkmenbaijan. Such actions against a neutral state shall not be tolerated by the Australian Government. We recognise the concerns about Mr. Kligenberg and his recent comments, but the Government of Turkmenbaijan has fought fire with more fire by suspending the rights of Australians in its borders. In order to protect Australian citizens, we request that all persons carrying Australian passports return immediately to Australia. All travel to Turkemenbaijan from Australia will be banned until actions by the Turkmenbaijani Government reverse course.

    We will also seek to align with our trading partners and allies to impose sanctions on Turkmenbaijan if they continue to suspend the rights of all Australians in their borders and follow with litigation in the European Court of Justice. Mr. Kligenberg is not endorsed by the Australian Government or the Opposition, he is not a Member of Parliament or Senator, and he has no political allegiance to anyone but himself. If Turkmenbaijan wish to bring up these comments with Mr. Kligenberg himself or impose sanctions on his company, Kligenberg Metals Group, that is up for the Turkmen Government to decide.

    Australia will not sit idly while its citizens see rights suspended, and we hope that the Turkmen Government does not start an international crisis over action made by one man.

    The Hon. Hillary Clinton, MP

    Prime Minister of Australia

    Her Excellency Julia Gillard

    President of Australia

    The Hon. Chris Bowen, MP

    Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment

  • The Federal Republic of Derecta would like to express their concerns about this recent international conflict and to reassure @Australia that our government is willing to cooperate with its authorities to work for a better E.U.

    Hoping this disgraceful series of events ends well,

    P.M. N. Entrialgo

  • 1 January 2017

    The Australian Government is outraged by the atrocious behaviour of the Pravoslaviyan government in torpedoing a boat of refugees. It is an immoral, incalculable act of the most vile and evil nature. It is one matter to spew rhetoric that is hate-filled and wrong, but it is completely another to act upon it. The Government that I lead will not stand for this, and we will work with our European partners within our framework as a neutral nation in Europe to resolve the issue. I have called the National Security Committee of Cabinet back to Canberra from their holiday for an immediate meeting on our response to the situation. The Minister for Foreign Affairs is also calling his colleagues in Angleter, Britain, the Duxburian Union, and will make further calls to European governments in regards to the incident.

    The Australian Government will commit itself to processing and accepting an additional 1 million refugees from Dromund Kaas over the course of the Parliament done with proper vetting. We will also commit in our next budget additional funds for the care and well-being of refugees in Australia until it is safe for them to return to their home. As open as Australia is to refugees, many would prefer to go back to their home once conditions allow them to do so with dignity and all of the basic needs of human life met.

    We applaud the efforts of Derecta in beginning and economic sanctions regime against Pravoslaviya and Australia will look very carefully into European law as to whether or not we can participate in sanctions. We will also work with Premier Commissioner Smith in keeping the conditions of the Kaasian people as well as the overall status of the now 4 year long conflict in Dromund Kaas. We are always concerned that an insurgency within a failed state will lead to terrorism, as shown by the Sithian terrorist groups that have popped up in the region as a direct result of the conflict. We are also concerned that our allies have not been held to account on their actions in the situation in Dromund Kaas. Even amongst friends, proper scrutiny of operations is necessary.

    This is indeed a dark way to begin a new year, but with a new year comes new opportunities to right the wrongs and build a new hope in our region.

    The Hon. Hillary Clinton, MP

    Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia

  • 4 January 2017

    A Statement from President Julia Gillard

    Let me make my statement perfectly clear to Metodi Pravoslav and the Government of Pravoslaviya:

    The Commonwealth of Australia and her people do not need any saving. The native peoples of Australia, the aboriginal people, have seen unprecedented rights increases and support for their people from the Australian Government led by Hillary Clinton. She has championed steadfastly the treatment of the native people of Australia with utmost respect and dignity.

    If you are referring to the majority of our population, who descended from the first generation of British settlers, we do not also need any protection from subversive factors inside Australia. We are proudly a nation that is proud of our heritage, both aboriginal and British, and we are proud of the millions of immigrants and refugees Australia. They have contributed to the rich tapestry that is Australian society. No outside force will tell Australians or the Australian Government what it should do, how it can "liberate" itself. We are a people who are free. We chose to separate from the United Kingdom's head of state and establish the office of President of Australia, and we will continue to act in our own self interest.

    Rather than deflect from the situation that the careless action of Pravoslaviya has caused, perhaps Mr. Pravoslav could find it in himself to take responsibility and unite all of his people, not just some of them.

  • 23 January 2017

    Good morning,

    I have received word that Andrew Kligenberg has, in his victory speech in the first round of presidential voting, made unfortunate and abhorrent statements about proposed Australian foreign policy. I must remind everyone, including the Government of Turkmenbaijan of a few things:

    The first of which is important: in the Australian Constitution, it is the Prime Minister, the Cabinet, and the Parliament of Australia who decide Australian foreign policy. It is not in the hands of the President to decide what to do with foreign policy. That is the domain of my Government, and we have no plans to build a wall. Mr. Kligenberg does not seem to understand that the Australian constitution does not allow him to dictate to the Government policy. We come together as a Cabinet and then present the matter to the Parliament.

    Second, the Australian people are in the middle of an electoral process. Those who seek to influence the Australian people into choosing one candidate over the other through means of intimidation will also not be tolerated. The state broadcaster for Turkmenbaijan and the Government of Turkmenbaijan may tip the scales, but not necessarily in their favour, if they continue to try and influence the results and opinions of the people. I, as Prime Minister, will ensure that the electoral process remain free and open, and that any foreign government trying to tip the scales will be dealt with accordingly.

    Third, the role of the President in the constitution is an important but limited one. The President is in charge of the civil service and ensures that it is running and implementing the laws of the land. The President is also responsible for monitoring the code of conduct among Government ministers and civil servants. It can dissolve the Parliament or Cabinet on advice of the Prime Minister, and it can also accept the resignation of the Prime Minister. The President may veto legislation by refusing to give it Presidential Assent, or it can refer legislation to further scrutiny by the Senate. The President can meet foreign dignitaries on behalf of Australia, and that is it. For those who imagine that the Austrailan President is an all powerful role have another issue coming.

    I condemn Andrew Kligenberg's statements, but I also recognise that many Australians have voted for him and respect his electoral victory. Let's all wait and see and let the campaign play itself out before issuing statements that could put relations between nations in jeopardy.

    Should Turkmenbaijan react in this manner again, the Australian Government may think about sanctions against the state broadcaster for trying to influence our elections.

    The Hon. Hillary Clinton, MP

    Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia

  • 13 February 2017

    Good morning.

    As you may know, the Australian-Turkmenbaijani border has been the subject of tension in recent days. I regret to announce today that the Australian side of the border will be closed to all Kyrzbek and Turkmenbaijani persons until the situation is taken care of. I have directed the Australian Border Police and Australian Defence Force to secure the border.

    No person in Europe is allowed to just move without any identification, and the situation has become overwhelming. I urge the Government of Turkmenbaijan to gain control of their citizens. If any person of interest is on the Australian side of the border beginning immediately, they will be deported to Turkmenbaijan, including any spiritual leader of Kyrzbek. They have not ever had the permission of the Australian Government to move between the two nations freely, and all Turkmenbaijani nationals carrying identification from Turkmenbaijan are required to have visas to enter the Commonwealth.

    No person outside of the United Kingdom and Angleter is allowed to travel into the Commonwealth without a visa per the Migration Act of 1958. It has been fact since then. If the Government of Turkmenbaijan wishes to negotiate this, we would be accommodating to a meeting in Canberra or Sydney. Until then, all Turkmenbaijani persons in the Commonwealth without any visa will be deported.

    The Hon. Hillary Clinton, MP

    Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia

  • 14 February 2017

    Good morning and Happy Valentine's Day.

    The Department of Immigration and Border Protection have found that nearly 5,000 Kyrzbek-Turkmenbaijani citizens have either crossed into Australia illegally or overstayed their visas. As a result, we will be sending out emails to these persons alerting them of their illegal status. As is Australian procedure, the people who are applying for another visa or extension on their visa must leave the country first and then reapply. Therefore, we will be deporting all 5,000 illegal persons to Turkmenbaijan. While we do not particularly enjoy doing this in my department, the law is the law, and we must observe and enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia.

    I can say with full faith and confidence of Prime Minister Hillary Clinton that until the situation is resolved and the violence on the border has subsided, no discussions on travel requirements between Australia and Turkmenbaijan will take place. The priority of any Government of Australia is the safety and security of the border and the citizens of Australia.

    The Hon. Bill Shorten, MP

    Minister for Immigration, Border Protection and Citizenship

  • 15 February 2017

    Good morning,

    There is no doubt you have seen the pictures of violence near the Australian border with Turkmenbaijan, and it is a very serious situation. The Government of Turkmenbaijan has also stepped down.

    I hope that a caretaker government will provide stability and ensure the rule of law across the entirety of Turkmenbaijan. The Australian policy that is in place will remain in regards to the enforcement of the Migration Act of 1958.

    On a personal level, I hope the conflict that has plagued Turkmenbaijan can be resolved soon, and that we can eventually work together in the region peacefully and for stability. Until the process in which Turkmenbaijan gets a new government is completed, Australia will monitor the situation carefully. I also will offer to moderate peace talks in a neutral location personally, as I believe in peace and prosperity for all nations in Europe.

    The Hon. Hillary Clinton, MP

    Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia

  • 31 March 2017

    On behalf of the Government of Australia, the Parliament of Australia, and the people of Australia, I wish good luck to Mrs. Asuman Baknezarayowa and congratulations on her election as President of Turkmenbaijan. The ideals that she stands for, a nation that can come together and achieve greater unity and cooperation with Europe, are ideals that she has in common with all facets of the Australian Government and Australia's people. We hope to work together with President Baknezarayowa on a number of issues that we as border nations must cooperate on like border security, immigration, and other key areas.

    Staying true to my previous statement under the former Turkmenbaijani president, the new President is welcome to come to Sydney at Kirribilli House where we can discuss the new potential for agreement and cooperation with each other. Our nations can stand together and truly build a new, prosperous relationship between Turkmenbaijan and Australia that will benefit all parties.

    The Hon. Hillary Clinton, MP

    Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia

  • 12 June 2017

    The Conference of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting this past week has given me and the Cabinet much to do and think about. The following agreements between the federal government and the states and territories have been made:

    1. The Australian Government and the state and territory governments will achieve synchronisation of the healthcare logistics system by June 2018.
    2. The Australian Government and the state and territory governments will achieve a renewable energy target of 40% of all produced electricity and energy by 2030.
    3. The Australian Government and the state and territory governments will establish Retraining Centres across the country, available for those who are in industries that will be affected by the shift of renewable energy.
    4. The Australian Government, state and territory governments, and the Australian Public Infrastructure Bank will come together for $12 billion in road, rail and air network improvements in regional Australia, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane.
    5. The state and territory governments will receive block grants for policing, education and indigenous services budgets.
    6. The Commonwealth of Australia will now be officially known as The Australian Federation, which will be finalised by the federal parliament in a few months.
    7. The state and territory governments will assume responsibility for the upkeep of former HM prisons, now Australian Civil Prison System with the Australian Government providing block grants.
    8. The Australian Government and state and territory governments will invite the Indigenous Council to next year's COAG meetings.

  • 23 October 2017

    The Australian Government is announcing an extraordinary legislative agenda beginning through the current sitting weeks all the way until the May Budget. This will be a progressive agenda, one that looks out for the little people in Australian society and engages with the European community in greater capacity. This Government will be ready to take on the challenges of the 21st Century. The policies that we will be delivering by the May Budget will be:

    • 7% of the budget devoted to environment and energy. 
    • 8% of the budget devoted to continued upgrading and building of new public transportation infrastructure. 
    • Constitutional recognition of aboriginal Australians through constitutional amendment.
    • Federal government direct funding to local councils through constitutional amendment.
    • Australian Universal Income Payment (AUIP) to contribute $3,673 to 1 out of 3 Australians on lowest income. 
    • Superannuation contributions from the federal government to Australian pre-retirement superannuation funds to $83 billion. 
    • Employer superannuation contributions will raise from 9.5% to 12%
    • Corporation tax to be lowered to 15%, with all concession to registered corporations to end. 
    • Master Plan for Higher Education implemented by 1 January 2018. 
    • Maintain Australia's $144 billion investment in defence. 
    • Intelligence funding will transition from defence portfolio to administration, and will be budget protected for the next 10 years.
    • Hold government budget to 46.5% of GDP cap, including EU contribution and debt payments.

    We can do this together with the Australian people and by working in the Senate with other parties that share these agenda items. Australia is a special country, and we have been blessed with an opportunity to be a beacon of progressive thought and represent the ideals of a fair society, in which it doesn't matter where you were born or how much money your parents have, but by your own talent and merits. The Government that I lead will be excited to put forward this agenda for the Australian people. 

    The Hon. Hillary Clinton, MP

    Prime Minister of the Australian Federation

  • Speech by Hillary Clinton in the House of Representatives on LGBTQI+ Rights

    This is truly a celebration, a celebration of the contributions and love of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex citizens across Australia and Europe. 

    It is also a coming together, much the way these young people come together every day in every country. We come together in fields and factories, in village markets and supermarkets, in living rooms and board rooms. Whether it is while at home or taking a break at the office water cooler, we come together and talk about our aspirations and concern. And time and again, our talk turns to our children and our families. However different we may appear, there is far more that unites us than divides us. We share a common future, and we are here to find common ground so that we may help bring new dignity and respect to sexual minorities all over the world, and in so doing bring new strength and stability to families as well.

    By gathering in Canberra, we are focusing world attention on issues that matter most in our lives and in the lives of sexual minorities: access to education without fear of bullying, health care coverage for all, ending discrimination in employment and the workplace, and the chance to enjoy basic legal and human rights, participating fully in the political life of our countries.

    There are some who question the reason for this moment. Let them listen to the voices of sexual minorities in their homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces. There are some who wonder whether the lives of these persons matter to economic and political progress around the globe. Let them look at the people gathered here and at Canberra -- the homemakers and nurses, the teachers and lawyers, the policymakers and those who run their own businesses. It is conferences like this that compel governments and peoples everywhere to listen, look, and face the world’s most pressing problems. Wasn’t it after all -- after the European Council in Europolis in 2011 and 2012 that the world focused for the first time on the crisis of discrimination against sexual minorities?

    What we are learning around the world is that if our LGBTQI brothers and sisters are healthy and educated, their families will flourish. If they are free from violence, their families will flourish. If a lesbian couple have a chance to work and earn as full and equal partners in society, their families will flourish. And when families flourish, communities and nations do as well. That is why every woman, every man, every child, every family, and every nation in this region does have a stake in the discussion that takes place here.

    Over the past 25 years, I have worked persistently on issues relating to women, children, and LGBTQI persons. Over the past two and a half years, I've had the opportunity to learn more about the challenges facing these groups in my own country and around the world. As Prime Minister, I will make sure that this Australian Government, the Parliament of Australia, and all of the workings of this nation will work to ensure that every single person who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, or intersex will have the same rights in law and in practice that heterosexual and cisgendered Australians enjoy.

    If there is one message that echoes forth from this Parliament, let it be that human rights are LGBTQI rights and LGBTQI rights are human rights once and for all. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely -- and the right to be heard. Let this be our -- and the region’s -- call to action. Let us heed that call so we can create a Europe in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity, is loved and cared for equally, and every family has the hope of a strong and stable future. That is the work before you. That is the work before all of us who have a vision of the world we want to see -- for our children and our grandchildren.

    The time is now. We must move beyond rhetoric. We must move beyond recognition of problems to working together, to have the comment efforts to build that common ground we hope to see.

    The Hon. Hillary Clinton, MP

    Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Australia

  • 20 June 2018

    The Australian Government has been approached by the Government of Turkmenbaijan to work closely together. We would find nothing better than to work together with Turkmenbaijan, but the issue that is keeping us from doing any further cooperation is Kyrzbekistan and the unrest among the region. We will not change our border policy until the following issues are addressed:

    • Full and meaningful devolution and semi-autonomy for the region to conduct its own affairs within the larger Turkmenbaijan. 
    • A cessation of hostility among the ethnic minority Kyrzbek people and the larger groups within Turkmenbaijan.
    • European Union observers placed into the area to ensure this is being carried out.
    • No other state actors interfere individually in the region in question from any single nation state.

    The development that Montenbourg has proposed peacekeeping missions is disturbing. For a nation that is so adamantly supportive of refugees and the end of conflict in Dromund Kaas to want to go into another nation and potentially create a second crisis, this one with no support at the European level backing it compared to the Coalition of the Willing entering Dromund Kaas to retrieve the stolen Premier Commissioner from her kidnapping, that is antithetical. What should instead take place is a conversation both with Turkmenbaijan and the immediate neighbouring country which is the Federal Republic of Australia. 

    As we have not been consulted on such moves, we will oppose it by all legal means including the positioning of Australian Defence Force troops on the border. Any Montenbourg and other state military units seen travelling across Australian airspace or its maritime border without permission, treaty, or agreement will be subject to removal from Australian airspace and maritime border by any means necessary.

    The Federal Government of Australia will be willing to discuss these issues with both Montenbourg and Turkmenbaijan in depth and find a path to a solution that should satisfy all parties involved. 

    The Hon. Richard Marles, MP

    Foreign Minister for the Federal Republic of Australia

    The Hon. Hillary Clinton, MP

    Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Australia

  • 25 June 2018

    What we have seen in Kyrzbek has been nothing short of an embarrassment. We call on both sides to go to the negotiation table and for Kyrzbek self-determination to be given. It is clear that the situation between the Government of Turkmenbaijan and Kyrzbek minorities is untenable. As a result, Australia will close its borders with Turkmenbaijan and will consider other actions at the European level including the petitioning for an embargo until the Government of Turkmenbaijan stops subjecting the Kyrzbek minority to stay in a country that they clearly do not want to be a part of. Instead, we call on a referendum on the future of the Kyrzbek region with a vote for Kyrzbeks only. 

    This has gone on long enough, and the Government of Turkmenbaijan has to be better than this. The Australian federal government will have no choice but to impose sanctions and an embargo on movement between Australia and Turkmenbaijan if the situation does not improve. 

    The Hon. Hillary Clinton, MP

    Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Australia

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