Today marks five years since Tony Abbott led the Liberal Party to victory into a Coalition Government with the Nationals.
Since then, under Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop as Deputy Leader, we’ve made a lot of progress for our nation. For a list of achievements, click here.
Australia’s economy is growing at its strongest rate since 2012. This is because we’ve put in place policies to back small businesses, boost exports, build infrastructure and bring the Budget back to balance.
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As a result, more Australians are finding work, with 1,088,600 new jobs created in five years – more than half of these full time jobs. And we have legislated tax relief to encourage and reward working Australians.
A stronger economy means we can guarantee essential services. For example, we are doubling hospital funding (from $13.3 billion in 2012-13 to $28.7 billion in 2024-25), funding more life-saving medicines and fully funding the NDIS.
We are keeping Australians safe by stopping the boats, cancelling the visas of dangerous criminals, boosting our security agencies and rebuilding our Defence Force.
As your new Prime Minister I know there is much more to be done. Together, we can build an even stronger Australia – keeping our economy strong, keeping Australians safe and keeping Australians together.
To read a list of achievements of the Liberal and Nationals Government, click here.
To read “Until the Bell Rings” – a speech outlining what I believe, click here.