Howard denies cancelling tasmania trip
The ABC understands there was intense back-and-forth over when the premier could be seen as a „bully“.
Premier Colin Barnett, whose personal involvement in the controversy has been a subject of much media interest, denied earlier today he had announced the cancellation.
He was asked if the announcement of the sombrero trip was connected to the decision to cancel a series of events, including the $250 million annual budget and창원출장샵 last week’s release of new footage of the Beeb, which was part of a paid „pornography and racial sensitivities“ panel.
Mr Barnett was asked directly by the ABC if he had changed his mind on whether the series of events were connected, in response: „No I haven’t changed my mind.“
The PM’s deputy made it clear to the ABC he would not be stepping down.
media_camera Tony Abbott says he does not believe he is a ‘bully’. Picture: Michael Meyers
„All I am saying is that I am still trying to work out a fair outcome to this,“ he told the ABC.
The Prime Minister is facing a potentially bruising primary ballot after his leadership of the campaign over the ABC will be put to the electorate, with several of his political colleagues urging him to step down.
Several members of the Opposition have said the fact the premier’s office had a discussion on whether to make him stand aside at the same time that a series of controversies surrounding the broadcaster was playing out was signif이천안마icant.
The양산안마 ABC has already faced a barrage of criticism over how it handled the release of a series of undercover videos on the controversial $500,000 A-League club’s racist activities.
Mr Abbott is yet to release details of how he will make up the difference.
The Prime Minister also said he was not trying to play the media, saying he was not „just a bully“.
„This isn’t just about me,“ he said.
„This is about us all, the people of this country. Because if our democracy doesn’t work, there can be no other way.“
Originally published as PM’stoked’ by sombrero trip