On behalf of Liberals across Australia I congratulate Malcolm Turnbull on his election as Leader of our Party. We look forward to working closely with him and his Deputy Julie Bishop in the lead up to the next election. It is now very important for all our MPs and Party members to close ranks and focus on the vital business of running the country.
Bill Shorten and Labor are a serious threat to the livelihoods of all Australians. They have learned nothing from their disastrous six years in government.
The return of a Coalition Government is critical to the future of our country and all Liberals must be dedicated to the task of working to achieve that.
I thank Tony Abbott for his outstanding leadership in both the difficult days of Opposition and in Government. He has laid the foundations for a strong future for our country.