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Abbott: Election about the 'future of Australian people'

11 August 2013 Last updated at 11:30 BST

In his opening statement for the first televised debate of the Australian election campaign, leader of the opposition Tony Abbott promised to build a stronger economy, develop infrastructure across the county and curb immigration.

Mr Abbott, from the Liberal Party of Australia said: "We'll stop the boats because no self-respecting country can hand over control of part of its immigration programme to people smugglers."

He promised a positive plan "for a better future to restore hope, reward and opportunity".

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