Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s New Year Message

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has released a 2014 New Year Message in which he says he will “start the conversation” about recognising the first Australians in the Constitution.

In relation to indigenous recognition, Abbott said: “I will also start the conversation about a constitutional referendum to recognise the first Australians. This would complete our Constitution rather than change it.”

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Text of media release from Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

If ever we should enter a New Year full of optimism, it is 2014. [Read more...]


2013 – Election Year!

Australia has ushered in the new year 2013.

These photographs show the traditional Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks display.

One thing we know for certain at this hour is that the federal election will be done and dusted in a maximum 11 months. The last possible date for the election is November 30th. The election could be held in August but is most likely to take place in early September or early October.

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Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s New Year Message

This is a New Year video message released by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.


Tony Abbott’s New Year Message

This is a New Year video message released by the Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott.

Text of statement from Tony Abbott.

Throughout our history, Australians have demonstrated again and again our capacity and determination to make our country a better place.

We are not afraid of having a go, we never fail to lend our hand, and we always aspire to making our country a better place. [Read more...]


Julia Gillard’s 2012 New Year Message