Bill's Speeches

VICTORIAN LABOR ELECTION NIGHT FUNCTION

VICTORIAN LABOR ELECTION NIGHT FUNCTION


 


SATURDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 2014



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They said this couldn’t happen. They said that a first term government never loses.

Please remember tonight for the rest of your lives, because we are witnessing history in the making.

This is a sensational outcome for everyone who believes in a stronger and fairer Victoria.

Dear friends,

Daniel Andrews and Labor offered Victorians a clear choice this election.

And Victorians have made a clear choice that will be heard all around the nation.

They wanted a Leader who will end the ambo crisis.

A Leader who will fight for our nurses, teachers and firies – not against them.

A Leader who will fix our schools, save our TAFEs and secure the jobs of the future.

They wanted a Leader who will take orders from Victorians – and not from Tony Abbott.

Tony Abbott wouldn’t come to Victoria this election – so Victorians have gone to him – with a clear message.

Tony Abbott: no to your GP Tax; no to your $100,000 degrees; no to your cuts to schools and hospitals; and no more lies.

Victoria how has a state leader who will stand up for Victoria.

Daniel Andrews has put forward a positive plan; his vision for our great state – town and country.

And he could not have done it without his committed Labor colleagues, and his amazing family.

I think I speak on behalf of all of us when I say to Cath Andrews, Victorians have liked getting to know you in this election, and we are indebted to you.

And he couldn’t have done this without all of you.

You are the true believers. You are the history makers.

The pivotal and powerful Community Action Network.

You knocked on the doors; you made the calls – thousands and thousands.

You made a difference.

You were the difference.

Dear friends,

The Victorian people have spoken today.

Voting for a new Leader and a new plan.

A Leader that we trust and a vision of fairness which includes everyone.

I am honoured to introduce him to you tonight.

Our friend.

Victoria’s new Premier.

Daniel Andrews.

 

ENDS