Throughout his political career Tony Abbott, the current prime minister of Australia has made many short sighted, incorrect and often offensive statements. This short quiz is an attempt to highlight such statements.

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  • If we're honest, most of us would accept that a bad boss is a little bit like a bad father or a bad husband … you find that he tends to do more good than harm. He might be a bad boss but at least he's employing someone while he is in fact a boss. - Source
  • Abortion is the easy way out. It's hardly surprising that people should choose the most convenient exit from awkward situations. - Source
  • The argument [behind climate change] is absolute crap. - Source
  • 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. - Source
  • Jesus knew that there was a place for everything and it's not necessarily everyone's place to come to Australia. - Source
  • If you want to put a price on carbon why not just do it with a simple tax. - Source
  • That's bullshit. You're being deliberately unpleasant. I suppose you can't help yourself, can you? - Source
  • I think I can probably say [she] has a bit of sex appeal - Source
  • I know Bernie[Banton, asbestos-disease sufferer] is very sick, but just because a person is sick doesn't mean that he is necessarily pure of heart in all things. - Source
  • I regard myself as an environmentalist. - Source
  • To be honest, I think that Australian-made campaigns are feel good campaigns at best. They're really gimmicks, if the truth be known. - Source
  • Do we really want to invest $50 billion of hard earned taxpayers money in what is essentially a video entertainment system? - Source
  • ...the poorest people either don't have cars or actually don't drive very far in many cases. - Source
  • People do have a right to be bigots - Source
  • While earth hour activists will be left in the dark, Human Achievement Hour participants will be going to the cinema, enjoying a hot meal, driving their car or watching television. - Source
  • I looked up what Wikipedia says .... and it opens up with the fact that bushfires in Australia are frequently occurring events during the hotter months of the year. - Source
  • There's nothing like having a bit of somebody else in you. - Source
  • ..I must say I find those wind turbines around Lake George to be utterly offensive. - Source
  • I'm fixing Labor's failures because I'm a fixer, Madam Speaker. - Source
  • If I might say, I wouldn't put the two (paedophiles and asylum seekers) in the same category, necessarily. - Source
  • If anybody thinks that we should have a national security and defence policy, which ignores the threat of a Chinese communist invasion — you're delusional and got rocks in your head. - Source
  • You know, Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendy Deng is a Chinese spy! And that's been right across the world! She's been spying on Rupert for years, giving money back to Chinese intelligence. Read the truth about it. She was trained in southern China. - Source
  • We will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come - Source
  • The problem that the Labor Party has today is that Bill Shorten is an economic girly man - Source
Published Jun 15, 2015
AuthorChris Johnson
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Tagsaustralia, politics