LNP senator Ian Macdonald slammed Mr Abbott for his tardiness after he turned up an hour late to the regular Liberal and National MP meeting yesterday, suggesting Mr Abbott’s priority should be to the party room meeting.
In the past week two serious criminal trials have been halted. In both cases Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) chose to only provide an instructing solicitor for one day of the trial in order to save money. As the Legal Aid system varies across the country, these cases would probably have proceeded in other states and territories.
Tony Abbot called for the introduction of a Medicare-funded dental system on Tuesday this week. The Opposition Leader stated in his first major speech for the year that cheaper dentistry was “an aspiration not a commitment” and that such a program would not be possible until the Budget returns to a strong surplus.
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