Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian Prime Minister, has indicated his support for the UK staying in the EU.
Talking to Sky News, Turnbull said:
“Britain’s involvement in the European Union does provide us – and Australian firms particularly, many of whom are based in the UK – considerable access to that market.
From our point of view it is an unalloyed plus for Britain to remain in the EU but I stress it is a matter for the British people and whatever judgment they make, the relations between Britain and Australia will always be very, very close”.
The Vote Leave campaign said:
“If we vote Leave will Britain take back control of its ability to strike deals with countries like Australia instead of leaving it in the hands of Brussels bureaucrats”.