Turnbull: 'If You Find Australian Values Unpalatable, Then There's A Big Wide World Out There'

09/10/2015 3:14 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:50 PM AEST
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Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gestures as he announces his new cabinet during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Turnbull announced sweeping changes to his first Cabinet and promoted more women from two to five, including Australia’s first female Defense Minister Marise Payne. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has delivered a blunt statement to extremists on Friday, saying those who don't like Australia should not stay.

"If you find Australian values unpalatable, then there's a big wide world out there and people have got freedom of movement," Turnbull said in a press conference on Friday.

The Prime Minister also asked for tensions to be eased at a right-wing Party for Freedom rally planned at Parramatta Mosque on Friday in response to the murder of a police employee by radicalised 15-year-old gunman Farhad Jabar one week ago.

“Australia is the most successfully harmonious multicultural country in the world and that is because of a fundamental Australia value -- mutual respect," Turnbull said.

"Respect is a two way street."

Turnbull spent the morning in Burwood meeting with Muslim community leaders and said the key to harmony was respect.

"Mutual respect is the glue that binds this very diverse country together," he said.

Turnbull also flagged a meeting next week between the director of counter-terrorism and heads of government agencies to counter extreme behaviour.

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