Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has attracted widespread acclaim for his keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Speaking to a group of world business leaders, Mr Abbott addressed the pressing issue of how bad things were in Australia before his government was elected.
Likening the previous Labor government to spending addicts in search of a fix, Mr Abbott assured his audience that “Australia is under new management and once more open for business.”
The Prime Minister also tackled other issues of major importance.
“As you would have read in the world press, there has been no Sheffield Shield cricket in Australia for two months because of the Big Bash. The lack of domestic red ball cricket is bad for Australia’s test fortunes. And when Australian test cricket is weak so is world cricket. I will fix this.”
Mr Abbott added that the Big Bash had commenced under the previous Labor government.
Mr Abbott also highlighted the success of Australian cultural exports, like Cate Blanchett, under conservative economic policies.
“Our Cate – as people all around the world call her – won an Oscar under the previous Coalition government but went trophyless during six years of Labor excess. But less than 12 months after my government was elected, Our Cate is about to win another Academy Award. The reason is self-evident.”
Mr Abbott also pointed to the making of The Real Housewives of Melbourne as a sign that Australia was leading a resurgence in world culture.
The Prime Minister’s speech attracted a five minute standing ovation.
Interviewed afterwards, a Spanish economist praised Mr Abbott’s focus on Australian domestic matters and his ability to “see the general in the particular.”
A politician from Greece was even more effusive.
“I had always thought the Australian economy was much stronger than ours. But now I realise that it was we who were the lucky ones.”
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