Australia Prime Minister Supports UK Remaining in the EU

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pose for a photo together at Pentagon on Jan. 18, 2016. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Clydell Kinchen)(Released)

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”.