Prime Minister – Message – Sinhala and Tamil New Year UNOFFICIAL The Hon. Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER SINHALESE AND TAMIL NEW YEAR 2020 The New Year is usually an occasion for great celebration, hope, and renewal. Sadly, this year will be very different as we face an unprecedented health crisis. Coronavirus is a once-in-a-century event. We are distancing ourselves from each other during this New Year, so that next year and beyond, our families and communities can gather again. All of us have a role to play in keeping our community safe: employers, nurses, doctors, teachers, scientists, friends, family and neighbours. I know we will rise to the challenge. Life has changed, and it will continue to change in the coming months. But Australians are a remarkably resilient people, and we are working together with a new sense of purpose. Though we cannot gather ...

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‘Business hibernation only option to save struggling businesses’ Source: Publicaccountant The government is due to announce its third stimulus under which it will seek to “hibernate” businesses to help them re-establish and rehire once the coronavirus pandemic has passed. Addressing media on Friday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, “Part of that plan that we will be announcing will be to seek to hibernate Australian businesses.” “We want these businesses to effectively go into hibernation, which means on the other side, the employees come back, the opportunities come back, the economy comes back,” he said. Applauding his announcement, the small business ombudsman Kate Carnell said that the only way for small businesses to survive the coming months is if they can effectively hit pause for the time being. ...

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    Exclusive: Raghuram Rajan explains how to fix the economy Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan offers his prescription to revive the distressed Indian economy. Source:-IndiaToday There are signs of deep malaise in the Indian economy. Growth is slowing significantly and there is currently little fiscal space available to the government to spend more. Corporate and household debt is rising, and there is deep distress in parts of the financial sector. Unemployment, especially amongst youth, seems to be growing, as is the accompanying risk of youth unrest. Moody’s just sounded the alarm on India’s credit rating. Given that in late 2017, even after the economically ill-advised demonetisation and the poorly implemented roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Moody’s had upgraded India’s sovereign rating, it can hardly be accused of bias. Repeated government allusions to a ...

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    “PEACE, AT ALL COSTS” – By Des Kelly   An encouraging Media Release, to say the least.  With the upcoming Elections almost upon us, the National Peace Council’s endeavour to have peace at all costs, is the best news that I have heard, for a long time, and, as such, this is something that must be read as widely as possible. Soon, there will be a new President. He will have to ensure that the change-over will be effected with as little chaos as humanly possible. He will have to understand that IF there are any possible changes of policy affecting the PEOPLE of Sri Lanka, they WILL HAVE TO BE changes for the GOOD!!..  A weak President is useless anyway. The new one must be a “leader” and not a “follower”. His 2nd in Command, the Prime Minister (whoever it is), or will be, in the future, ...

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  Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Prime Minister – Joint Media Release – Morrison Government increases regional migration target – Saturday 26 October 2019 “AUSTRALIA, FOR YOU” -by Des Kelly Watch T20 Cricket Highlights – Australia vs Sri Lanka October 2019 Newly appointed Consul General of Sri Lanka in Sydney assumes duties Announcement – New Committee STC OBA NSW & ACT 2019/2020 FREE KINDNESS MARKETS Dr. NIMALI MUNASINGHE – granted scholarship: By Quintus de Zylva Health & Views – November 2019 – 1st issue By Harold Gunatillake Reports: Sri Lanka to rope in Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach, Brett Lee as bowling coach Click below for events ...

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  Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Newly appointed Consul General of Sri Lanka in Sydney assumes duties “THE WHIPS ARE OUT” – By Des Kelly Lasith Malinga returns to captain Sri Lanka in Australia T20 series Launch party – “KUKULAS” Restaurants, newly opened in Parramatta, Sydney, and Canberra – video by Harold Gunatillake INAS Global Games – Sri Lankan Athletes in Queensland Australia with Anton Swan – Hon. Consul for Sri Lanka in Queensland Australia Prime Minister – Transcript – Address, Australian Migration and Settlement Awards – Canberra, ACT – Wednesday 23 October 2019 “THE SALT OF THE EARTH” – By Des Kelly Exercise may prevent, and treatment made easier with Cancer – Good advice by Harold Gunatillake Waterfront Estate – Sri Lanka – Complete that long-delayed project in the inspiring freshness of Sri Lanka’s country air Click below for events ...

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    Prime Minister – Speech, State Dinner – The Rose Garden, The White House – Friday 20 September 2019 OFFICIAL The Hon. Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister TRANSCRIPT SPEECH, STATE DINNER THE ROSE GARDEN, THE WHITE HOUSE FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2019   EO&E… PRIME MINISTER: Well he got me, Dame Mary, my great, great aunt would be very, very proud. Mr. President, First Lady Mrs. Trump, thank you so much Mrs. Trump for the amazing night you’ve created for us here. Ladies and gentlemen, friends, Jenny and I are truly grateful for this wonderful honour and the hospitality that you Mr. President the First Lady have extended to us and to our country. As we join you here tonight, in the home, your home, and that of the American Presidency. This of course was once the home of President Teddy Roosevelt who I’ve always greatly admired. He was also a ...

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  UNCLASSIFIED THE HON SCOTT MORRISON MP Prime Minister MEDIA STATEMENT Friday 28 June 2019 RETIREMENT OF THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL This week is Sir Peter Cosgrove’s last as Australia’s 26th Governor-General. On behalf of the Government and people of Australia I thank Sir Peter and Lady Cosgrove for their service over the last five years. Sir Peter has been one of our most approachable Governors-General. Australians from all walks of life felt like they knew this Governor-General. It didn’t matter if it was a palace or a pub, Sir Peter would shake your hand, look you in the eye and start a conversation. Sir Peter concludes a lifetime of public service to Australia. He commenced his studies at the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1965 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in 1968. He led the INTERFET peacekeeping mission to East Timor in 1999 and rose to Chief of the Defence Force ...

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  Prime Minister – Media Release – Ministry UNCLASSIFIED THE HON SCOTT MORRISON MP Prime Minister MEDIA RELEASE Sunday, 26 May 2019 MINISTRY Australians have re-elected our Government to get back to work and get on with the job of delivering for all Australians as they go about their own lives, pursuing their goals and aspirations for themselves, their families and their communities.   My Government’s new Ministry brings together the experience and stability of service in key portfolios, while bringing in new members that will add their own experience, skills and passion to the job ahead. My new Ministry will be tasked with delivering our commitments to: Create 1.25 million more jobs over thenext five years Maintain budget surpluses and pay down debt Deliver tax relief for families and small businesses Guarantee increased funding for schools, hospitals, medicines and roads Keep Australians safe, including online, and keeping our borders ...

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UNCLASSIFIED THE HON SCOTT MORRISON MP Prime Minister  THE HON GREG HUNT MP Minister for Health  JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, 2 May 2019 A strong economy provides millions of Australians cheaper and free medicine A re-elected Morrison Government will invest $308 million to cut the cost of life changing prescription medicines for over 1.4 million Australians with chronic conditions who require multiple medicines. This will help Australians suffering from chronic conditions such as heart disease, high cholesterol, arthritis, asthma, diabetes and cancer. From 1 January 2020 the threshold to receive free or further discounted medicines through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will be lowered by 12 scripts for pensioners and concession card holders and the equivalent of 2 scripts for non-concession card holders. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said pensioners and families would qualify much sooner for free or further discounted PBS medicines. “This change will save patients up to $80 ...

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