“After the election result, you’re obviously disappointed, having thrown everything into it for that period of time and to have been defeated,” Scott Morrison says.
“But as I look back I have nothing but thanks for the opportunity.
“I mean there are things you might have done differently… and you know, I’ll continue to reflect on it, but I think one of the things, as a leader, I could have done a lot better, was having started well, connecting with Australians as prime minister.
“That emotional connection between me and many Australians was lost. And I do regret that. Because I think from my point of view, the connection is just as strong.”