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[Statement expressing support for Tony Abbott from the Member for Indy]



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SOPHIE MIRABELLA MP Federal Member for Indi

Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry and Science

MEDIA RELEASE

Media Contact: John Polack 0410 482 261

12 September 2013

INDI

There is continued speculation about the election outcome in the seat of Indi.

The count in Indi continues to be close and it is now apparent that a clear result will not be known for many days.

In this set of circumstances, I have taken the opportunity to speak to Tony Abbott.

I have expressed to him my pleasure that the sure and steady leadership he demonstrated in the four years prior to the election has continued over the recent days.

He is showing the same strength of character that I have known in him for many, many years.

Tony’s transition to Government is continuing at a strong and steady pace. My desire is that the momentum he has generated since the election continue.

It is now time that our new Prime Minister has absolute freedom to select his new front bench. As my own future in the Parliament is not assured, I have asked that I not be considered for selection.

Around Tony are men and women of great substance who will ably conduct themselves as members of his Cabinet.

Tony has my strongest support as well as my deepest respect and affection. Australians will be very well served by him as our Prime Minister.

This is not about me. This is about our country.