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Abbott mean and nasty on Thomson pairing: Bandt

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Adam Bandt 8 Sep 2011

Greens MP Adam Bandt has said Opposition leader Tony Abbott is showing a "mean and nasty streak" in refusing Craig Thomson a parliamentary pair to attend the birth of his child.‬‪

"Mr Abbott is showing he has a real mean and nasty streak" Mr Bandt said today.‬‪‬‪

"Whatever questions Craig Thomson may have to answer, and however serious the votes are in the next few weeks, there must always be room for compassion and fairness."

"This is just punishing the mother and baby so Mr Abbott can score political points."‬‪‪‬‬‪

"Mr Abbott needs to pull his head in."‬‪‪‬‬‪


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