CANBERRA – Malcolm Turnbull was lucky to get to the remote South Australia (thanks to high winds affecting his plane landing), but once there he appeared to be appreciating being far away from the troubles of the national capital.
Breakfast Club at Yalata School, SA - a great way to start the day before class starts pic.twitter.com/1vXBuAHYrO— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) October 30, 2016
And there's Tony.
The Member for Warringah delivers a personal explanation pic.twitter.com/nox7GwBAAd— ellinghausen (@ellinghausen) October 20, 2016
The Prime Minister has been visiting the remote Aboriginal community of Yalata to talk about the cashless welfare debit card -- a national roll out has been flagged -- and announce the six month roll out of the Army Aboriginal Community Advancement Programme.
An early learning centre will be built and other infrastructure will be repaired.
Turnbull, unlike his predecessor, is not known for visiting remote communities, but he told reporters during the visit that he was enjoying himself.
"This is part of the joy of being Prime Minister of this great, big country with so much diversity in it," he said.
It was a quick trip. Less than 48 hours, but Turnbull has promised, "I'll be back."
"I'm spending time here and then I'll be doing it again in other communities. So it's -- it's a busy job with many claims on my time."
"But as you can see, the engagement with Indigenous Australians is consistent. It's constant. And it is as diverse as their experiences."