Statement from the Premier of South Australia

I congratulate Scott Morrison on being elected Leader of the Federal Liberal Party and becoming Prime Minister of Australia.

I look forward to the South Australian Government’s strong working relationship continuing with the Federal Government under Mr Morrison’s leadership as we seek to create more jobs, lower costs for households and businesses, and deliver high quality public services.

On behalf of the Government of South Australia I thank Malcolm Turnbull for his service as Prime Minister.

Mr Turnbull has been a strong supporter of South Australia and his leadership was pivotal in our state becoming the base for the Commonwealth’s $90 billion naval shipbuilding program.

That program of work, combined with increased GST funding, funding for major infrastructure projects and increased funding for our schools and hospitals, has put South Australia in a much stronger position than we were under successive state and federal Labor governments.


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