In his own words:
“…we just can’t stop people from being homeless if that’s their choice…”
Tony Abbott at a Catholic Social Services Conference, Melbourne, 16/02/10
Can I please have cancer as well?
“…Jesus didn’t say yes to everyone. I mean Jesus knew that there was a place for everything and it is not necessarily everyone’s place to come to Australia.”
Tony Abbott on Q&A, 05/04/09
Remember that bit in Matthew, chapter 3?
“Western civilisation came to this country in 1788 and I’m proud of that…”
Tony Abbott on Four Corners, 27/08/09
Because he personally supervised the First Fleet.
“Even if dispossession is taken to mean that government has a higher responsibility to Aborigines than to other Australians, the production of beautiful art and connectedness to the land does not warrant the maintenance of a way of life also characterised by unemployment, substance abuse and domestic violence. If people choose to live in difficult to service places, that’s their business.”
Tony Abbott in The Australian, 27/06/08
I for one would never fail to choose to live in a situation with prevailing domestic violence.
“What the housewives of Australia need to understand as they do the ironing is that if they get it done commercially it’s going to go up in price and their own power bills when they switch the iron on are going to go up, every year….”
Tony Abbott in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, 09/02/10
I think about this as I dust the curtain rods as well Tony.
In the same article, he’s mentioned saying that a woman’s virginity as “the greatest gift” she could give someone. How do you expect the fairer sex to contain our raging iron-wielding hormones when you prance around like this Tony???