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It’s my pleasure to be in Sydney today for our annual meeting, Prime Minister. It’s fair to say that since we last met, tragedy and disaster have befallen our two countries.

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The topic of this speech is the Budget 2020 priorities. But, given the considerable interest that I imagine is in the room about COVID-19 coronavirus, I do want to make some comments about that first.

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E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā iwi, e ngā rau rangatira ma.

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E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā iwi, e ngā rau rangatira ma

Tēnā koutou katoa

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It is good to be here at a time where New Zealand needs less of an introduction than might usually be the case.

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It is a real pleasure to be here today, and to have the honour of addressing you all.

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Thank you for your invitation to attend this celebration today. I want to start by acknowledging the backdrop of the Coronavirus outbreak on these New Year celebrations.

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Kia ora. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

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Almost 23 years ago, Justice Sir Thomas Thorp told us what was wrong with our firearms legislation.

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A true working-class Prime Minister, Mike Moore showed all New Zealanders that hard work, initiative, guts, and determination can lead to very big things.