My priority is to ensure Bill Shorten never becomes Prime Minister of this country.
I will work hard every day until the next election to ensure the Coalition wins and that we
save the country from a Shorten Labor government.
Thank you to my colleagues for their considerable support in the Party Room this morning.
I have served on the frontbench for 14 years under four leaders of the Liberal Party with
integrity and loyalty.
I have never harboured any animosity towards Malcolm Turnbull, not before this ballot, and
I believe that if we can get the policies right and deliver strong messages on cheaper
electricity prices, migration and infrastructure as well as health, education and aged care we
can win the next election.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the men and women of the Home Affairs
Department and its portfolio agencies for the incredible work they do day and night to keep
Governments set the policy direction, as the Coalition has done with Operation Sovereign
Borders, but we rely on the tireless efforts of these people to face the many challenges
today’s world poses our nation.
I’m incredibly proud of the work they do and to have been the inaugural Minister for Home