Big Pond News reports:
‘Today the people of Australia have declared that the right to govern this country does not belong to Mr Rudd or to me or to his party or to ours but it belongs to you, the people of Australia,’ he said.
‘And you will punish anyone who takes you for granted.’
Mr Abbott said his government would be purposeful, steadfast and methodical in setting about delivering on its commitments to the Australian people.
‘From today, I declare that Australia is under new management and that Australia is once again open for new business,’ he said.