This is the text of the National Press Club Address by Liberal Party Federal Director Andrew Robb on the outcome of the 1993 Federal Election.
Transcript of Andrew Robb’s Address to the National Press Club.
I suspect this address would have been a touch easier if we’d got over the line two and a half weeks ago.
It wasn’t to be, and I can assure you there is no comfort in having elegant regret.
But everyone ought to recognise that over 5 million people voted against Mr Keating and the Labor Party and the enthusiasm of support for change among our supporters this time was unusually strong.
If 1500 people had changed their mind in certain seats today we would be implementing the Liberal plan. In all of our re-assessment our people must not lose sight of this fact.
Yet, we now face the difficult task of learning the lessons, regrouping and gettingback on the front foot. We must be an effective Opposition, before we can be an effective Government.