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PM Abbott Spends 1 Week with Aborigines in Australia Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Sep 15, 2014, 01:08 AM

Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia will dedicate this week to governing and  living in a tent in a rural isolated Aboriginal village.

According to Channel NewsAsia, "Australian premier Tony Abbott shifted his office to a tent in an isolated Aboriginal community on Monday (Sep 15), keeping a promise made when he came to power despite having just committed troops to the fight against Islamic State."

The Aborigines suffer from dire poverty and grave social ills.

As reported by Channel NewsAsia, "Abbott vowed to spend a week each year in a remote indigenous location when he was sworn in 12 months ago, seeking to be the "prime minister for Aboriginal affairs". He made good on his commitment by moving the hub of government to a tent compound on the outskirts of Nhulunbuy on the northern tip of Australia, nearly 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) east of Darwin."

Abbott will continue to communicate with government officials in Canberra.

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written by Elise , September 15, 2014

He used to be a serious church person, not a surprise.

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