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.

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