Election 2010: ABC News takes sides on day one
Tony Abbott says Work Choices will not be revived but Gillard and the ABC don't believe him:
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says voters will see through Mr Abbott's declaration.
"These words to camouflage his intention haven't, they heard all that before," she said.
She says Mr Abbott has always thought Workchoices was right.
The ACTU says it is asking Australians to remember the previous Government's industrial relations policy.
Its President, Ged Kearney, says a Tony Abbott government will mean going back to WorkChoices.
"We know Tony Abbott said today that he will not reintroduce Work Choices, but we are asking working families... to remember his actions and actions speak louder than words," he said.
"We know what that means in Tony Abbott language - that means that he will want to make working conditions more individual, going back to individual contracts, which is where we saw people's real pay cut, we saw penalty rates cut, public holidays cut, overtime cut, that is what Tony Abbott is determined to do and we know that he will try to do that within the current legislation."
As Abbott predicted, this will indeed be a "filthy campaign".