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Tony Abbott says he won’t undermine Malcolm Turnbull after being ousted as Prime Minister

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Outgoing Prime Minister Tony Abbott has vowed to make the transition to Malcolm Turnbull ‘as easy’ as possible after being ousted from office.

Mr Abbott blamed poll-driven media for his demise in his final address as PM, but said he would not ‘undermine or snipe’ his successor.

‘I’ve never leaked or backgrounded against anyone and I certainly won’t start now,’ Mr Abbott said.

‘Our country deserves better than that.

‘I want our government and our country to succeed ? I always have and always will.’

Mr Abbott said he was proud of getting rid of ‘bad’ taxes, stopping the boats, cracking down on unions and $50 billion of budget repair.

LISTEN: Tony Abbott’s press conference in full

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