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Abbott pontificates -- sometimes. While Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has criticised the publication of emails sent between Senator Nova Peris and athlete Ato Boldon, when Prime Minister Tony Abbott was asked his opinion this morning he said "as a former journalist the last thing I want to do is pontificate on media standards". Funnily, that hasn't stopped him in the past -- on the ABC and The Guardian's Indonesian spying story, he said: