PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has told Tasmanian Liberal Party faithful to set no limits on what the state can achieve.
Mr Abbott received a standing ovation from more than 200 Liberal delegates at the annual state party conference in Hobart yesterday.
"We should set no limits on our future and yet all too often, particularly here in Tasmania, we have programmed ourselves to fail," Mr Abbott said.
"We have burdened ourselves with unnecessary taxes and regulations, we have set standards of perfection which no one can achieve instead of getting on with a reasonable job with a reasonable prospect of success."
He said his Coalition Government had made a "very strong start" in its first 50 days in office.
He also had a message for new Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, urging him to clear the way for the carbon tax to be repealed before Christmas.
"It can be done. There are four weeks of parliamentary sittings coming up. More than enough time."
Dubbing him "Bill `Shock' Shorten", Mr Abbott reminded the crowd of his capacity to change his mind.
"We remember what he said about Julia Gillard until quite recently. He changed his mind about her," Mr Abbott said.
"If you can change your mind on your colleagues you can change your mind on something of far more weight for the people of Australia."
Mr Abbott praised the efforts of the Tasmanian federal campaign which resulted in an 11.3 per cent swing - the biggest in the country.
"We are coming from all over Australia today to revel in the success of the Tasmanian Liberal Party."
He said "new will and new leadership" was also needed at the state level, referring to State Opposition Leader Will Hodgman who is on track to lead the Liberals to victory at the state election in March.
Mr Abbott left straight after his 20 minute speech without taking questions to head to Sydney to greet Tasmanian-born Princess Mary.