A very good speech to be sure and the full text can be found here:
Should the Coalition win the election, there will be no nasty surprises and there’ll be no lame excuses.
No surprises and no excuses.
The Coalition’s Plan has two objectives: first, to take the budget pressure off Australian households; and second, to strengthen our economy so that, over time, there’s more to go round for everyone.
Only by delivering a strong economy can government deliver a sustainable National Disability Insurance Scheme and better schools.
You need certainty to plan your future and you need cost of living relief.
So tonight I announce a major initiative to ease the financial pressure on Australian families.
A Coalition government will keep the current income tax thresholds and the current pension and benefit fortnightly rates while scrapping the carbon tax.
The carbon tax will go but no one’s personal tax will go up and no one’s fortnightly pension or benefit will go down.
So with a change of government, your weekly and fortnightly budgets will be under less pressure as electricity prices fall and gas prices fall and the carbon tax no longer cascades through our economy.
This will strengthen our economy – because there’ll less tax hitting Australian businesses but not their overseas competitors.
And it will help families – because you’ll have tax cuts funded by smaller government, not by taking money out of one pocket to put it in the other.
I particularly like these lines (emphasis added):
The choice could hardly be more stark: three more years of broken promises, nasty surprises and weak excuses.
Or change for the better with an experienced team that will not just rebuild the economy but also the bonds of trust that should exist between you and your parliament.