Hansard

By | 28 November 2006

(Transcript of the maiden speeches of John Howard, Tony Abbott and Peter Costello)

Australia and Australians / there is no limit to what Australia can / refute / achieve / There is no limit to what Australia can / compromise /

No limit /

We need governments which believe in / knee jerk and automatic responses /
We need governments which believe in / neither a full nor a complete answer /
We need governments which believe in / the Soviet model /

Governments which meddle / badly / Stick to their traditional job / badly /
Governments which believe in / family breakdown / low esteem / the divisions which are emerging in our society /
Governments which believe in / dictates / loss of faith / a pandemic of doubt and introspection /

Australia and Australians / my deep conviction / a strange affliction / a means for applying bandaids / to bring peace / like a householder who keeps fixing walls and mending floors / stifled individual liberty and impoverished a nation /
Modern Australia is rightly concerned /

Nothing is safe / Nothing is safe / Nothing is safe /

Australia and Australians / People are questioning their God, their country and even / wealth generators / I hope I can be a similar goad /

We need governments which believe in / people who believe /
We need governments which believe in / the corrosive cynicism of modern times / We need governments which believe in / uncertainty with conviction /
We need governments which believe in / doubt with faith /
We need governments which believe in / repressive government / as / a matter of logical argument /

One can be persuaded to believe /
One can be / carried along /

Australia and Australians / unemployment, crime, family breakdown and social disintegration / are / the new opportunities /

We need governments which believe in / the real antidote to / hope / fear / immigration /
We need governments which believe in / a balanced appreciation of our true position /

There is no mystery /
There is no secret /
There is no / light on the hill /

Governments are human contrivances /
The foundations are constantly shifting /
The foundations are / guaranteed to tear Australians apart /

Australia and Australians / Let government / run / government /
Let government / run / run / run /
Speaker / Big Government / Excellency / big / big / Big Government /
Excellency / Speaker / Speaker / Excellency / Speaker /
Speaker /
Speaker /
Speaker /

I /
You /
We /

Thank the House for the courtesy it has extended to me /

 


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