"- (we will) unite the future
I want to thank all those people in Aus who have placed their trust in me and my team
and i say tonight to the nation
I will never take their sacred trust for granted
I understand that this is a great privilege and that there is a great responsibility , and I stand ready to accept that responsibility.
I am determined to honour the trust.
I say to each and every one of you
I will be a prime minister for all australians
A PM for indigenous australians
Aussies who have been born here, and who have come from afar and who have contributed to the great diversity
those experiencing the worst drught our country has ever known
for those serving in uniform in difficult circumstances around the world
I will be a PM for all australians
I will always govern in the national interest
and my door will always be open to men and women of good will who want to participate in aussie's futiure...
I want to put aside the old battles o fthe past
bosses and unions
federal and states
public v private
future is too important
Everything I've said leading up to this campaign is our agenda
to start building a world class education system
to embrace funding needs of hospitals
to act on climate change and water
to build a 21st century infrastructure for a 21C economy
to get balance right for employment
and to ensure by that the aussie fair go has a future and not just a past
to keep our economy strong but make sure it delivers for working families as well
the task ahead will not be easy , but we will work with energy and vigour , and to prosecute these ideas to work for the nation
to our friends around the world - I look forward to working in partnership with our great friends, the USA, and in Europe etc
special mention to Bernie Banton
the values for which you have stood and fought
supported by the great Aus trade union movt , when so many others were prepared to cast you to one side
you stand out as a beacon of what is decent in life
and mate I salute you....
thanks to my deputy Julia Gillard - ...... etc
the memory of my Mum and Dad - Dad who died 40 years ago, who was in the Country party, Mum who died last year..... they'd be surprise dto see me here...
let us invest in the australia of tomorrow
- all working together as one
roll up our sleeves - we have a job of work to do - it's time to work together to write this new page in our history - I thank the nation ....