Just when you thought Tony Abbott couldn’t sink any lower in public estimation he just goes ahead and dives face first into public disgrace.
Mr Abbott, presumably not realizing he was on camera, winked at Jon Faine, the host of 774 ABC, during a live phone call, when a pensioner called Gloria mentions she needed to work on an adult sex line to make ends meet in the current economic climate. Her statement regarding her serious health concerns [2 of which are life threatening] and her question to Mr Abbot about what he suggested she cut out of her budget was met with a condescending:
I fully understand and sympathize …. [followed by a wink at the reporter]
This lack of regard, compassion and respect for a person who was clearly desperately trying to convey just how difficult life was for many of those who live close to the line is another example of his lack of understanding of the reality of most peoples lives. This is the man who gave us the worst budget in Australian history, is making us a laughing stock on the world environmental stage and is piece by piece dismantling years of social policy. We cannot let things continue, follow this link to the Contact the Australian PM page or go to his Twitter site and register your opinion of his actions towards not only this woman but countless others in this country.