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Vision for Australia Vision for Australia In May 2015 at a special function in Canberra, Clive Palmer delivered his Vision for Australia and response to the Abbott Government’s second budget. His speech picked apart the budget, just as he did in 2014 when he dismantled the debt myth peddled by the government, forcing them to eventually admit the economy was in much better shape than they would have the Australian public believe. In the following pages, Clive Palmer presents his Vision for Australia. It is full of real and current data showing you the real state of Australia’s economic affairs. But most importantly, it is rich with ideas on how we can reinstate Australia as the ‘lucky country’ once again. In May 2015 at a special function in Canberra, Clive Palmer delivered his Vision for Australia and response to the Abbott Government’s second budget. His speech picked apart the budget, just as he did in 2014 when he dismantled the debt myth peddled by the government, forcing them to eventually admit the economy was in much better shape than they would have the Australian public believe. In the following pages, Clive Palmer presents his Vision for Australia. It is full of real and current data showing you the real state of Australia’s economic affairs. But most importantly, it is rich with ideas on how we can reinstate Australia as the ‘lucky country’ once again. Men and Women of Australia, Our country is known for its strength and our people known for their resilience. Today, we find our nation in need of both strength and resilience. The main issue facing Australia today is not just balancing our budget, but what Australians can do to regain Australia’s status as the lucky country. Sadly, the Liberal and Labor parties are devoid of ideas. Governments may rise and fall, prime ministers may come and go, but ideas go on forever. Australians want to know - and Australians need to know - how their life can become better; how life can be improved for their families; not in 30 years’ time, but in our time, now. Domestic demand is at an all-time low; interest rates are at an all-time low. It’s not because the economy is doing well, it’s because there is no economic demand. Because our economy is spiraling downwards and shrinking, and our people hold their savings in fear. People are suffering in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria, in the Hunter in New South Wales, Elizabeth in South Australia, Perth, all through Tasmania and the territories. Australians have lost hope for the future. We have to re-establish confidence and lead the nation, not tomorrow, but now. Australia needs a revolution in the way we think, the way we boost the wealth of the economy, not for ourselves, but for all our citizens. We have to re-establish Men and Women of Australia, Our country is known for its strength and our people known for their resilience. Today, we find our nation in need of both strength and resilience. The main issue facing Australia today is not just balancing our budget, but what Australians can do to regain Australia’s status as the lucky country. Sadly, the Liberal and Labor parties are devoid of ideas. Governments may rise and fall, prime ministers may come and go, but ideas go confidence.on forever. Australians Not tomorrow,want to but know today.- and Australians need to know - how their life can become better; how life can be improved for their families; not in 30 years’ time, but in our time, now. Domestic demand is at an all-time low; interest rates are at an all-time low. It’s not because the economy is doing well, it’s because there is no economic demand. Because our economy is spiraling downwards and shrinking, and our people hold their savings in fear. People are suffering in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria, in the Hunter in New South Wales, Elizabeth in South Australia, Perth, all through Tasmania and the territories. Australians have lost hope for the future. We have to re-establish confidence and lead the nation, not tomorrow, but now. Australia needs a revolution in the way we think, the way we boost the wealth of the economy, not for ourselves, but for all our citizens. We have to re-establish confidence. Not tomorrow, but today. In the following pages I will examine some of the things we have been able to achieve in parliament. I will then set the truth free and tell you what the real state of our country is and how our performance compares with the world. Government finances are different than the state of our economy; the truth you see will set you free. Then I will outline what we can become and what we can achieve for everyone in this country. We are all on Struggle Street together, but it’s our country and it’s our responsibility to do all we can to make the lives of all our citizens better than it is today. I truly believe it can be done. In the following pages I will examine some of the things we have been able to achieve in parliament. I will then set the truth free and tell you what the real state of our country is and how our performance compares with the world. Government finances are different than the state of our economy; the truth you see will set you free. Then I will outline what we can become and what we can achieve for everyone in this country. We are all on Struggle Street together, but it’s our country and it’s our responsibility to do all we can to make the lives of all our citizens better than it is today. I truly believe it can be done. Being greeted by another media pack in Canberra Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra. 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