Julie Bishop says Abbott should explain change of heart in ‘loopy’ speech


Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has launched a stinging attack on former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, saying he should explain his sudden change of heart on climate change.Mr Abbott flew to London this week to address a climate sceptic group, the Global Warming Policy foundation, which was set up by the …

Tony Abbott needs to explain U-turn on climate change, Julie Bishop says | Australia news

Statements by Tony Abbott suggesting that climate change is “probably doing good” are different to his opinion while he was prime minister and it is up to him to explain why he has changed his view, Julie Bishop has said. Speaking from South Korea on the ABC’s 7:30 on Thursday, …

Tony Abbott speech: Allies go to ground and Labor lashes 'loopy' ex-PM over climate change views

Former prime minister Tony Abbott Photo: Alex Ellinghausen Labor, the Greens and climate change activists have rounded on Tony Abbott for a “loopy” London speech in which the former prime minister suggested temperature rises caused by climate change could be beneficial because “far more people die in cold snaps”.Political allies and friends of the former …

Tony Abbott's 'loopy' climate change speech privately funded

London: Tony Abbott’s speech to the Global Warming Policy foundation, which the opposition has labelled “loopy”, was privately funded, his office has said. Asked by Fairfax Media if the speech was taxpayer funded, a spokesman said the trip would be declared “in the usual way”. Play Video Don’t Play Government says cyber crime …

Tony Abbott says climate change 'could be beneficial' because it saves lives

London: Tony Abbott says voters should beware the science of climate change but argues that higher temperatures “might even be beneficial” because “far more people die in cold snaps”.The former prime minister made the comments in a speech in London on Tuesday to the Global Warming Policy foundation which was established …

The real Tony Abbott emerges in incendiary climate change speech

Updated October 10, 2017 15:26:42 Having drenched the work of climate scientists with contemptuous spittle, the real Tony Abbott has emerged. The former prime minister’s incendiary speech to the Global Warming Policy Foundation in London strips away all his previous pretence.The Tony Abbott who as host leader of the 2014 …

'I've learnt to speak my mind': Ten excerpts from Tony Abbott's climate change speech in London

Former prime minister Tony Abbott delivered a rallying cry against climate policy on Monday night, telling a London audience of climate sceptics that “green ideology” was a symptom of the decline of western civilisation.In an incendiary speech that lamented “10 years of disappointing government” in Australia, Mr Abbott portrayed climate change as an insidious new …

Bishop slaps down Abbott

Deputy Liberal Leader Julie Bishop has slapped down Tony Abbott’s changing opinions on climate change following his controversial key-note speech to sceptics in London this week.Ms Bishop, who is in South Korea for security talks, said the former prime minister was entitled to express his views on global warming but …