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Transcript of doorstop interview: Parliament House, Canberra: June 26, 2013: Retiring independent MPs; Labor's soap opera



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Doorstop Remarks, Parliament House, Canberra June 26, 2013

Subjects: Retiring independent MPs; Labor’s soap opera.

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TONY ABBOTT:

I certainly wish the members of parliament who have announced their retirement today well in their retirement, but I would make this point: the only way to bring about a change of government is to vote for Coalition candidates in the seats of Lyne and New England and I very much hope that people will vote for Coalition candidates in those seats.

It’s also pretty clear that the turmoil inside the Government is only deepening.

It seems that the Labor Party caucus has not just lost faith in the Prime Minister but is losing faith in the Labor Party itself.

The Labor Party well may change its leader, but it doesn’t matter who leads the Labor Party, it will still be much the same government with much the same policies. It will still be a government that means more debt, more taxes and more boats.

The Australian people deserve better than this.

I think the Australian people are sick of the machinations inside the Parliamentary Triangle.

They’re sick of the faceless men to-ing and fro-ing on the basis of opinion polls.

What the Australian people want is their chance to choose the government and to choose the prime minister and the only way they will get that is if there is an election.

So, bring on the election.

[ends]

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