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Tony Abbott launches campaign for Australia election


Tony Abbott, the favorite to win next month’s Australian general election, has launched his campaign.

The conservative opposition leader has vowed to control government spending and build a stronger economy by putting “bulldozers on the ground and cranes into our skies”.

Opinion polls show Tony Abbott is poised to end six years of Labor rule.

Earlier this week, Tony Abbott faced electoral rival and PM Kevin Rudd in a second election debate.

Tony Abbott, the favorite to win next month's Australian general election, has launched his campaign

Tony Abbott, the favorite to win next month’s Australian general election, has launched his campaign

Addressing a major rally of his Liberal Party in the city of Brisbane, eastern Australia, on Sunday, Tony Abbott said the country could not afford another term under the governing centre-left Labor.

“We’ll build a stronger economy so everyone can get ahead… I hope to be an infrastructure prime minister who puts bulldozers on the ground and cranes into our skies,” he said.

The first debate between the two election rivals on August 11, where Kevin Rudd had been expected to shine, was seen as a draw.

It remains unclear whether there will be a third debate.

Labor has switched prime ministers twice during the time it has been running the country.

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