Independent polling analyst Andrew Catsaras believes Steggall has a red-hot chance of winning Warringah. Abbott is in "huge trouble", Catsaras says. The ABC's Antony Green is more circumspect, but says Abbott's hold on the seat will start slipping if his primary vote falls below 45 per cent. Green points to the 2013 federal election, in which independent Cathy McGowan beat Liberal incumbent Sophie Mirabella in the rural Victorian seat of Indi. Mirabella got 44.7 per cent of the primary vote, McGowan only 31.2 per cent, but with preferences McGowan got over the line.
Abbott did his best to wreck Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership in August by demanding Australia pull out of the Paris agreement to reduce carbon emissions. Now he changes his mind on this core argument."
The Spectator says " Abbott would provide good supervision over an otherwise very callow team". Andrew Bolt fully agrees yet callowest of men has jumped, flipped and changed yet again so effen fast it makes his staunch supporters standing flat footed looking like morons. Their silence, having been ditched is deafening. Remember the days when Bolt kept saying "Abbott got the message, and he's going to change" he's going to communicate. He didn't then, and back then Bolt got tired of repeating himself in his defence, and he went silent. Well like all those broken promises before and after 2013 it's happened again, and his mate didn't tell him. Abbott's like Trump he'll say anything to get you onside without analysis or reason and when push comes to shove he'll do a U-turn. No principles with Abbott just pure self-interest a molester of politics this ex-would be priest.
Malcolm Turnbull ridicules former prime minister Tony Abbott's comments amid abandoning his calls to pull out of the Paris climate agreement.
Mr Abbott had advocated for Australia to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, but reversed his position at a candidate forum, arguing the circumstances had changed since the Government ditched its "emissions obsession".
But at the same time he advocated for more coal-fired power, making a claim Mr Turnbull described as "innumerate idiocy".
“Today the cheapest form of new dispatchable or base load energy is renewables plus storage,” Mr Turnbull said on social media.