After days of hesitation, former prime minister Tony Abbott has drastically changed his conversational vernacular and begun wearing as much red, black and yellow jewellery as possible.
This comes after the Member for Warringah gave a conditional yes to taking on the job of the Federal Government’s Indigenous envoy.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not ask Mr Abbott to be a minister in his new Government, but instead asked him to take on the role of envoy, citing his close association with Aboriginal Australia after growing up in a six bedroom mansion in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and working for the Liberal Party for nearly three decades.
Earlier in the week and before any of the details of the job had become public, Mr Abbott appeared reluctant, saying he needed to know the precise terms of what was being proposed.
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However, it appears that Abbott has decided to embrace the new non-cabinet pity role, and has immediately started supporting the South Sydney Rabbitohs, as well as referring to all of his female colleagues as ‘sis’.
“Gagai got some heat behind him this year, true god” he told our reporters.
As is common with white public servants employed in the Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander services sector, Tony Abbott has begun being quite vague about his ancestral background, and relishes in the opportunity to say things like ‘deadly’ and ‘look out!’.
“I’ve handed out Koori flag lapels in the office, just so my staffers can remember which side they are on. Some of them actually need it. Shame job” Abbott told our reporters.
At the conclusion of our interview, Abbott was seen asking our olive-skinned camera operator who his “mob” was.
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