Phil, look, politics is an uncertain business and if you are looking for perfect justice you don’t normally run
for Parliament because that is just the nature of this business, but the public are entitled to vote the way they wish and if they wish to vote slightly differently six months afterwards well that is there privilege.
Prime Minister, have you been briefed overnight on these reports from China about the signal picked up in the Indian Ocean?
ding is that they’re unconfirmed and, look, the point I make is that we are hopeful but by no
means certain. This is the most difficult search in human history. We are searching for an aircraft which is at the bottom of a very deep ocean and it is a very, very wide search area. So, it is a very, very difficult search and while we certainly are throwing everything we have at it, and while the best brains and the best technology in the world will be deployed, we need to be very careful about coming to hard and fast conclusions to the search.
Prime Minister, back on WA’s election, given the change of result from September to now, will this give
you pause for thought should you have to make good on your threat to hold a double-d on the carbon tax or
are you convinced you don’t want it to come to that?
This Government is absolutely committed to eliminating the carbon tax and the mining tax. If there was one thing that we took to the Australian people above all else it was scrapping the carbon tax. Now, sure we said we would stop the boats, we said we would get the Budget back under control, we said we would build the roads of the 21
century but front and centre was the elimination of the carbon tax. I certainly expect the Senate on
the first of July to respect the Government’s mandate. There was absolutely
nothing in this vote yesterday to suggest that voters have suddenly decided that they love the carbon tax or love the mining tax.
Mr Abbott, what advice have you been given about the aged care at home votes
the 75 which seems to
have been…upset certain processes, have you been given legal advice?
No, Andrew, I mean I am aware of the problem but I haven’t been given legal advice on this.
Prime Minister, you are going to take part in the Japanese newly founded National Security Council as the first Prime Minister. What would you like to discuss in that opportunity to strengthen the relationship in security issues?