The former prime minister’s son, who was a senior member of Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal Party, has taken to social media to thank the PM for a number of achievements, including his appointment of Neil Mitchell as his new communications minister.
Mr Mitchell’s portfolio includes the ABC’s national affairs and regional affairs.
He said the Prime Minister was “the most important man in the nation”, as well as “a great friend and a great person”.
“I just thank him for everything,” Mr Mitchell said.
“He’s done a great job, and he’s done great things for the country.”
I’m very grateful for everything he’s accomplished, and I really feel like he’s the most influential person in our country.
“Mr Turnbull has been on the road with Mr Mitchell since the beginning of the year, with the pair staying in touch via Twitter.
The former prime ministers son said he had met with Mr Turnbull once before, on the eve of the federal election, in January.”
It was very special,” Mr Turnbull said.”
We were sitting together in a hotel room in Brisbane and I told him, ‘You’ve done a wonderful job as communications minister, you’ve given me the greatest confidence in my son’.””
He said ‘thank you’.
“That’s the last time I’ll ever forget it.”
And I just thought, ‘what a great father’.
“He was really nice to me.
He told me how much he enjoyed the work he did, how much it meant to him.”
He is such a good, hardworking and caring man.
I just feel really lucky.
“Mr Mitchell was appointed Mr Turnbull’s communications minister on Saturday.
Earlier, he had said he was honoured to be chosen by the Prime Minster as a “senior member” of the PM’s team.”
Malcolm Turnbull has a lot of important things he needs to work on in the coming weeks and months, so I’m going to be really looking forward to it,” he said.
Mr Mitchell said he appreciated Mr Turnbull for the work that he had done.”
The way he’s conducted himself throughout this entire process, I really appreciate it,” Mr Matthews said.
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