2016-07-10 文波英语

Federal election results 2016: Coalition will be able to form government

Bill Shorten承认联邦大选失败后,Malcolm Turnbull立刻在媒体上进行了演说。













Malcolm Turnbull has addressed the media following Bill Shorten’s concession of defeat at the federal election.

Speaking in Sydney, the Prime Minister thanked the Australian people, his family and the Labor leader.

“I know that Bill Shorten said earlier today that he looked forward to seeking to reach common ground, and I welcome that remark,” Mr Turnbull said.

“We must ensure a strong economy in years ahead. That we maintain a successful transition from an economy fuelled by mining and construction booms.

“We need to ensure that Medicare and education, health services and all those vital government services are provided for and Australians feel secure that they are provided for and guaranteed, and at the same time, we have to ensure that we bring our budget into balance.”

Referencing the crossbenchers, he said: “I am determined to ensure that so far as possible, every member of the 45th Parliament feels that they are able to play a very constructive role and that their contribution is valued by me and by the government... every member of the house and the Senate deserves respect, because they have been elected by the Australian people.

“This is a great day, a great day to thank the Australian people for the decisions they have taken in this election, and to commit to them and you our absolutely un-relenting determination to ensure that this Parliament delivers good government, wise legislation, and builds on the strengths of our economy to ensure that truly our greatest days are yet ahead of us.”

Earlier this afternoon, Bill Shorten conceded defeat for the Labor Party at the federal election.

Addressing the media in Melbourne today, the Opposition Leader said it was clear Malcolm Turnbull would form a government.

“I understand we need to make this parliament function and I am up for that,” Mr Shorten said. “Where there is common ground we will work very hard to accomplish it.”

He acknowledged that he phoned Malcolm Turnbull earlier this afternoon to congratulate him and his wife, Lucy.

Mr Shorten said Labor would “stick true” to its values, referring to Medicare, education and Australian jobs.

“I am proud that Labor is back. I am proud that Labor is united. I’m proud that Labor has found its voice in this election. And I thank all of those who have worked so hard to make this a reality.”

The Coalition currently has 74 of the 76 seats needed to form a majority government, with Labor trailing behind at 66.

Mr Shorten’s press conference comes after Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said a Coalition win was inevitable, saying “we have won this election”.



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