With the South Australian state election just one week away, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has introduced Liberal leader Steven Marshall at the official campaign launch in Adelaide.
The former Howard government Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, introduced Abbott to the crowd at the Norwood Town Hall.
The centrepiece of Marshall’s policy speech is a proposal to increase concession payments for energy and water bills. Marshall also said he would abolish the Save the River Murray Levy.
- Listen to Alexander Downer (6m)
- Listen to Tony Abbott (14m)
- Listen to Steven Marshall (21m)
Text of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s speech at the South Australian Liberal Party campaign launch.
It’s lovely to be in Adelaide and it’s lovely to have such a wonderful South Australian welcome.
It’s great to be in the presence of my friend and former colleague, and mentor, Alexander Downer, who has been such a lion of this state and such a lion of our Party for so long.
It’s great to see so many of my federal colleagues here today, led by the Leader of the House of Representatives, the Honourable Christopher Pyne, and of course, somewhere in this audience is my favourite South Australian Liberal, the new member for Hindmarsh, Matt Williams. [Read more...]