The Art of the Australian Insult

Takes one to know one
February 25, 2009, 3:48 am
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“Tony Abbott accusing the PM of being a “toxic bore” is a bit rich considering his own personality and ongoing tedious bewilderment at finding himself in Opposition.”

Mark Pearce, Richmond, NSW, letter to the Australian.


A mincing poodle
February 24, 2009, 2:17 am
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“In a choice between macho and mincing, I would have gone for macho myself. And obviously the Leader of the Opposition (Malcolm Turnbull), faced with the choice of a doberman or poodle, has gone for the poodle. Presumably he prefers Abba to Cold Chisel, because that is the kind of thing we see on display.”

Julia Gillard compares Christopher Pyne unfavorably to Tony Abbott.

A toxic bore
February 24, 2009, 2:04 am
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“The guy is a toxic bore in the Parliament.”

Kevin Rudd, according to Tony Abbott.

Don’t knife Brendan
August 26, 2008, 1:01 am
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“He’s doing a good job under difficult circumstances and the last thing we want to do is develop a tradition of knifing our leaders.”

Opposition spokesman on families, Tony Abbott, speaks out on behalf of the beleaguered Liberals leader.