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Press Conference: Canberra - Liberal Party’s chaos and division

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PRESS CONFERENCE

CANBERRA
MONDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2015


 

SUBJECT/S: Liberal Party’s chaos and division


BILL SHORTEN, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION: Good evening, everyone.

 

Australians know that changing the leader of the Liberal Party changes nothing.

 

Now Malcolm Turnbull is right, that Australia has been going nowhere for the last two years with this chaotic, dysfunctional, divided Liberal Government.

 

And Malcolm Turnbull is right when he says the last two years has been one of a Liberal Government with slogans not substance.

 

A government of rising unemployment, of cuts to essential services, and a collapse in our growth.

 

But Malcolm Turnbull is wrong when he says he is part of the solution.

 

He has been an active member and Minister of the Liberal Government for the last two years.

 

Malcolm Turnbull, along with all of his Cabinet colleagues, have supported Tony Abbott and the Liberal Government with two bad budgets, presided over rising unemployment, the same unfairness, the cuts to pensions, the cuts to schools, the cuts to hospitals, the $100,000 degrees and the collapse of confidence in our economy.

 

This is a Minister who has presided over a slower second rate NBN whilst managing to double the cost of the NBN.

 

Australians know that Malcolm Turnbull is ambitious but he's ambitious for himself, not our nation.

 

With Malcolm, it will always be about Malcolm.

 

Australians rejected Malcolm Turnbull when he was Opposition Leader because he was out of touch and he was arrogant and he hasn't changed.

 

Australia does not need another out of touch, arrogant, Liberal leader - Australia needs a change of government.

 

And Labor will be up for the fight no matter who the Liberal Party select, we will stand up for a better, brighter future for all Australians.

 

ENDS

 

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