A yet to be Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott writing to BA Santamaria when he was considering entering politics and Santamaria was advising him to join the Liberals:
The Liberal Pary is without soul, direction or inspiring leadership.
Abbott during Question Time on 21 March 2013:
Abbott in an Address to the Victoria Liberal Party State Council on 28 April 2012:
And we, my fellow Liberals, are fundamentally a party of values and of principles.