Tony Abbott: “The Last Thing we want is Some Sort of Human Rights Free for All”
AAP: Tony Abbott warns voters not to cave in to demands of Human Rights “do-gooders”
Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his government deserves more credit for the good work it’s doing in quashing a resurgence in political correctness and “human rights gone mad.”
In the wake of a damning report that found senior government officials were aware of human rights abuses occurring on asylum seeker detention centres on Naura and Manus Island, Mr Abbott warned voters against siding with the findings of the Human Rights Commission.
Mr Abbott told reporters in Queensland that the Coalition are the only government strong enough to stop the boats, and that any other government would have “succumbed to the cries of the human rights lawyers”.
That’s right, only an Abbott led government would have the intestinal fortitude to defend the physical, sexual and psychological torture of women and children held in its care as a significant achievement.
“Look, if we start giving these so called asylum seekers, illegals, refugees or whatever, human rights, then pretty soon everyone will want them,” he said.
Mr Abbott marked up the achievement as another feather in the government’s cap alongside scrapping the carbon tax – a former Labor government initiative designed to protect the environment for future generations.
Despite these achievements, the Prime Minister and his advisers remained puzzled by consistent polls that show that the Prime Minister has fallen out of favour in every state and territory across the country.