“Be Sure, Vote Liberal” – Government Readies For Final Campaign Blitz

With the election now in its final days, a final blitz of television advertising is underway.

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This ad, Be Sure, Vote Liberal, is just 15 seconds long but encapsulates the government’s principal campaign themes: the risk of a hung parliament, chaos and dysfunction, the Budget deficit, jobs, Shorten’s new taxes, and asylum-seeker boats. [Read more…]


Malcolm Turnbull Launches Liberal Party Election Campaign

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has officially launched the Liberal Party’s election campaign at a rally in the Sydney electorate of Reid. His speech stressed the importance of strong and stable government.

TurnbullPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the Liberal Party campaign launch. Picture credit: Image posted on Twitter by Mike Bowers – Mikearoo

During his speech, Turnbull declared that Bill Shorten was “unfit to govern”. He attacked the ALP’s scare campaign over the alleged privatisation of Medicare.

The speech was attended by former prime ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott. Turnbull praised Howard as setting the “gold standard” in successful and effective government. He said Abbott had brought an end “to the chaos and dysfunction of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years”. [Read more…]


Liberal Party Free Time Advertisements: 2016 Federal Election

These are four freetime advertisements for the Liberal Party, broadcast on ABC television.

The advertisements feature Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Treasurer Scott Morrison.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is statutorily obliged to provide free radio and television time to the major political parties during elections. [Read more…]


Liberal Party Ad: What Do We Know About Bill Shorten And Labor?

As the election campaign enters its final week, the negative advertising is ramping up.

This 15-second ad by the Liberal Party appeared today. It targets Bill Shorten on the budget deficit, boat turnbacks and the Greens.

The ad is titled: “What Do We Know About Bill Shorten and Labor? [Read more…]


In Wake Of Brexit, Turnbull Says No Cause For Alarm; Stresses Need For Strong Majority Government

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says there is no cause for Australian to be alarmed by the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

Speaking shortly after the result became clear today, Turnbull said: “I remind Australians that given that we are living in a world of great opportunities but also great challenges and uncertainties, now more than ever Australia needs a stable majority Coalition Government with a strong economic plan that sets Australia up for a prosperous future.”

The decision to leave the European Union is already causing global financial markets to wobble. The development may be a crucial moment in Australia’s federal election that causes voters to stick with the government.

Transcript of remarks by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the UK vote to leave the European Union.

TURNBULL: This is a momentous and historic decision and we respect the wishes of the British people, expressed through this referendum. I want to say that Australians, I recognise, will be concerned by the uncertainty and instability in global markets, falls in currencies, including the Australian dollar and in equity markets. [Read more…]


Coalition Releases ‘Smart Cities’ Policy

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has released the Coalition’s Smart Cities policy.

The policy proposes an investment fund to accelerate the deployment of clean energy. The Coalition will also establish a $50 million competitive Smart Cities Program for local governments to improve the liveability of cities.

A “City Deal” for Western Sydney will involve a Coalition government partnering with the NSW government and local councils.

The full policy document is shown below. [Read more…]


New Liberal Ad: Stick With The Current Mob For A While

The Liberal Party has released a new advertisement on the economy.

Titled Labor’s war on the economy will cost jobs, the ad features an overall-clad workman ruminating on the ALP’s “war” on the economy.

He concludes: “So I reckon we should just see it through and stick with the current mob for a while.”

The ad comes as the election campaign enters its final two weeks. [Read more…]