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Remarks at Joint Coalition Party Room Meeting, Parliament House, Canberra



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THE HON. TONY ABBOTT MHR LEADER OF THE FEDERAL COALITION FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WARRINGAH

13 September 2013

TRANSCRIPT OF THE HON. TONY ABBOTT MHR, REMARKS AT JOINT COALITION PARTY ROOM MEETING, PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA

E&OE……………………….……………………………………………………………

My friends, it is my honour to welcome you back to Canberra as the Prime Minister-elect of Australia.

Governments change but rarely in this country.

Inevitably, all changes of government are historic and all of you can be proud of the part that you have played in this historic change.

Our task is but briefly to savour this moment. Our task is to give a great country and a great people the better government that the people of Australia deserve - that is our task.

We will now move purposefully, calmly and methodically to deliver on our election commitments to build a stronger economy for a stronger Australia.

That is what we must now do. That is what I am confident we have the team to do.

This is probably as well-prepared an opposition as has ever gone in to government, but the task is now ahead of us.

The challenges are considerable: we must stop the boats, we must scrap the carbon tax, we must build the roads and we must get the budget back into the black.

We will do these things because that is what the Australian people have elected us to do. That is what the Australian people have a right to expect.

My friends, we have won the trust of the Australian people. Our challenge now is to earn it and to keep it.

Thank you so much.

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