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Abbott "cowardly" in Indonesia?

Posted by: 2UE | 16 October, 2012 - 3:41 PM
PM says Abbott was 'cowardly' on international stage

Paul Murray on the Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaking out about Tony Abbott not discussing his plan to turn back refugee boats to Indonesia with the nation's president because he knows it won't happen.

The Coalition leader is under fire for failing to discuss his promise to turn back asylum seeker boats, despite it being a key plank of his party's policy.

Immigration Minister Chris Bowen’s accusation Opposition leader Tony Abbott is "all tough talk on home turf" but not having the courage to raise turning back the boats with Indonesia's President.

Julia Gillard says Mr Abbott's approach was cowardly.


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Blog comments Your Say

  • Standing 8 count, no, wait, there goes the towel. Terrence, it's suprising how many of us are blind to how relatively well off we are now, given the GFC and given the very hard hits that the living standards of those in other developed economies have taken. If they would wakeup to themselves and start talking and acting positively (as our position deserves), our local economy would strengthen. Confidence is a key element in maintaining a stable economic position.

    James W Friday 19 October, 2012 - 3:50 PM
  • @James W, given that Samuel Kyrikos did not contradict any of your figures and arguments with substance, and is only asking us to trust his dubious knowledge, we can safely assume that he has conceded.

    Terrence Thursday 18 October, 2012 - 8:59 PM
  • Justin J - $17,000 per tax payer, hardly a huge debt. The result is that we have one of the best performing economies in the developed world. Your resorting to name calling underlines the fact that you have no genuine argument.

    James W Thursday 18 October, 2012 - 9:57 AM
  • What an abject wacko this James W posting his rubbish here. The National debt inflicted on us citizens by the utter fools Gillard and Swan is beyond disgusting. They ought to be put on trial when they are booted for the irreparable damage they have done to our beloved country Australia. Twenty years it will take to fix the abject mess these pair of cretins have made of our Australia.

    Justin J Wednesday 17 October, 2012 - 9:54 PM
  • You are quite right Yusuf. The Palestinian tragedy is the most disgraceful evidence of our western duplicity. Western imperial powers made the Palestinians pay for the terrible treatment of jews in Europe - despicable treatment in which Palestinians had no part at all. What a tragedy!

    Terrence Wednesday 17 October, 2012 - 9:11 PM
  • @yusuf, is that you Cat Stevens.

    Meow Wednesday 17 October, 2012 - 9:02 PM

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