Former prime minister and aspiring indigenous affairs minister Tony Abbott is in Papua New Guinea, where he will meet with PMG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. He also delivered a speech to an Anglicare fundraising dinner last night. Our tipster says he made a few interesting points:

“Tonight I attended Tony Abbott’s speech at a fundraiser in Port Moresby for Anglicare PNG. I can confirm he managed to say the words ‘we stopped the boats’ in the same speech where he made reference to the parable of the good Samaritan.”

Perhaps a parable about someone going out of their way to help another isn’t actually a great one to use in that context.

Peter Fray

Get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for $12.

Without subscribers, Crikey can’t do what it does. Fortunately, our support base is growing.

Every day, Crikey aims to bring new and challenging insights into politics, business, national affairs, media and society. We lift up the rocks that other news media largely ignore. Without your support, more of those rocks – and the secrets beneath them — will remain lodged in the dirt.

Join today and get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for just $12.


Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey