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We've got to get behind Turnbull: Joyce

15 July 2017 5:46 AM
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Malcolm Turnbull says his government has done more in this past year than the coalition did in the previous three under the leadership of Tony Abbott.

The prime minister on Saturday spruiked his successes in parliament since winning the 2016 election, despite only having a wafer-thin majority.

Speaking at the Liberal National Party's state convention in Brisbane, Mr Turnbull said he wasn't shy to list his achievements.

'Believe me, my friends, we have done more in the last year than we did in the previous three,' he told members and delegates.

Even with just 29 of 76 seats in the Senate, Mr Turnbull noted he had restored the building industry watchdog, cut taxes for small and medium businesses, improved the child care system and introduced a new school funding model.

'We are taking real action to deliver the results that Australians need,' he said.

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce passionately called on his colleagues in Queensland get behind Mr Turnbull - labelling him their one and only captain.

He said it was a hard job being the prime minister, with so many divergent interests at play.

It comes a day after the Nationals leader told federal Liberals to drop 'bullshit arguments' and concentrate on things that matter to voters.

He warned on Friday that the war of words between Mr Turnbull and Tony Abbott would hurt the Liberal-Nationals in Queensland.


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