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Labor Party leadership

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Today I announce my support for Anthony Albanese to be the Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party.

I strongly believe that under Anthony’s leadership, Labor can defeat Tony Abbott at the next election.

Throughout his long career in public office, Anthony has proven himself to be a terrific parliamentary performer, a skilled communicator and a passionate advocate for working people.

Anthony is a product of Labor values. He has the tenacity and the vision we need in Opposition to fight for the big Labor reforms in disability, climate change, education and broadband.

His record in Government - as a Cabinet Minister and as the Leader of the House - make him the best candidate to hold Tony Abbott to account over the next three years.

Under Anthony’s leadership, I know Labor can be a strong, unified Opposition that continues to stand up for progressive values.

Australians need Labor Governments to deliver big reforms and look out for the most vulnerable people in our society. Anthony is the right person to get us there.

19 September 2013

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