Perrottet says ‘disillusioned’ Liberals face uphill battle after federal failure
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet will seek to modernise an ageing Liberal party bruised after the federal election defeat and owning mistakes of the past while vowing to channel his own brand of conservatism into his fight for a fourth term of state government.
In his first state council address as premier on Saturday, Perrottet acknowledged the uphill battle ahead for a party “disillusioned” by the horror May poll, but insisted the failure presented a chance to reset.
“We cannot be a party that just runs on its record, but doesn’t set a vision for the future,” he said in the speech capping off a dismal week for his government.
“This may be controversial to say in this room, but I believe we failed to do that at a federal level.” …
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