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Campaign in Syria to beat IS will be ‘long, challenging and costly’: Abbott

Updated December ten, 2015 05:52:11

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has warned the West’s campaign in Syria will be “long, difficult and pricey”, and has referred to as for the “correct intervention” to ultimately defeat the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.

In a speech to the International Institute for Strategic Research Asia in Singapore overnight, Mr Abbott acknowledged past interventions in Iraq and Libya had ended badly.

But he argued the decision not to intervene in Syria sooner had been even a lot more disastrous.

“A quarter of a million dead 7 million internally displaced and 4 million in camps beyond the borders pondering of coming to Europe whilst Islamic State posts, on the web, for the globe to see, ever more barbaric techniques to kill folks,” he told the audience.

Mr Abbott stated the “appropriate intervention” was needed in Syria or the threat to the world’s peace and prosperity would only get worse, but he conceded that locating a strategy was the challenge.

Because losing the prime ministership in September, Mr Abbott has used a series of public lectures to argue for the West to step up its military commitment in Syria, arguing air strikes alone would not defeat IS.

On Wednesday night, he emphasised the need for leadership from the outside and welcomed the United States’ decision to send a lot more special forces troops into the nation, saying it was a sign the nation was “finally edging towards the action necessary to win this war”.

Mr Abbott once more raised the prospect of Western troops fighting alongside local forces in Syria or even the establishment of secure-havens protected by no-fly zones.

“It will be a long, hard and costly engagement, fairly possibly the job of decades not years,” he mentioned.

“But ahead of we shrink from such a prospect we must keep in mind how much the world has gained from the US and its allies’ sustained, post-war willingness to stand up for universal values as properly as for their own interests.”

The speech was delivered on the identical day the former prime minister called for a “religious revolution” inside Islam, declaring “cultures are not all equal”.

“We’ve got to work closely with reside-and-let-live Muslims since there wants to be, as president [Abdel Fattah] Al-Sisi of Egypt has mentioned, a religious revolution inside Islam,” Mr Abbott stated.

“All of those items that Islam has never had — a reformation, an enlightenment, a well-created idea of the separation of church and state — that demands to occur.”

His comments drew criticism from the Muslim community in Australia as properly as the Federal Opposition, which named on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to pull his predecessor into line.

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First posted December 09, 2015 23:36:05

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Campaign in Syria to beat IS will be ‘long, tough and costly’: Abbott

Posted December 09, 2015 23:36:05

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has warned the West’s campaign in Syria will be “long, tough and expensive”, and has named for the “right intervention” to in the end defeat the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.

In a speech to the International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia in Singapore overnight, Mr Abbott acknowledged past interventions in Iraq and Libya had ended badly.

But he argued the choice not to intervene in Syria sooner had been even much more disastrous.

“A quarter of a million dead seven million internally displaced and four million in camps beyond the borders considering of coming to Europe although Islamic State posts, on the internet, for the globe to see, ever far more barbaric approaches to kill individuals,” he told the audience.

Mr Abbott said the “correct intervention” was needed in Syria or the threat to the world’s peace and prosperity would only get worse, but he conceded that discovering a strategy was the challenge.

Because losing the prime minister-ship in September, Mr Abbott has used a series of public lectures to argue for the West to step up its military commitment in Syria, arguing air strikes alone would not defeat IS.

Wednesday evening he emphasised the want for leadership from the outdoors and welcomed the United States’ decision to send a lot more particular forces troops into the country, saying it was a sign the country was “lastly edging towards the action required to win this war”.

Mr Abbott once more raised the prospect of Western troops fighting alongside regional forces in Syria or even the establishment of secure-havens protected by no-fly zones.

“It will be a extended, challenging and costly engagement, quite possibly the task of decades not years,” he stated.

“But ahead of we shrink from such a prospect we ought to don’t forget how a lot the globe has gained from the US and its allies’ sustained, post-war willingness to stand up for universal values as properly as for their own interests.”

The speech was delivered on the very same day the former prime minister called for a “religious revolution” within Islam, declaring “cultures are not all equal”.

“We’ve got to operate closely with reside-and-let-live Muslims simply because there needs to be, as president [Abdel Fattah] Al-Sisi of Egypt has mentioned, a religious revolution inside Islam,” Mr Abbott mentioned.

“All of those factors that Islam has never ever had — a Reformation, an Enlightenment, a nicely-developed idea of the separation of church and state — that wants to take place.”

His comments drew criticism from the Muslim neighborhood in Australia as nicely as the Federal Opposition, which referred to as on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to pull his predecessor into line.

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Turnbull urged to ‘pull Abbott into line’ over Islam comments

Updated December 09, 2015 11:28:11

Labor has likened Tony Abbott to Donald Trump, soon after the former prime minister referred to as for a “religious revolution” inside Islam and declared “all cultures are not equal”.

Mr Abbott created the comments in a wide-ranging interview with Sky News final night, and followed up with an opinion column published by News Corp these days.

“All of these items that Islam has never had — a Reformation, an Enlightenment, a nicely-created concept of the separation of church and state — that needs to come about,” Mr Abbott stated.

“It is not culturally insensitive to demand loyalty to Australia and respect for Western civilisation.

“Cultures are not all equal. We should be prepared to proclaim the clear superiority of our culture to one particular that justifies killing folks in the name of God.”

Labor frontbencher Andrew Leigh described the comments as “strange”.

“I do not think the correct part for Tony Abbott is to be an Australian Donald Trump, and I do not think anybody imagines that if there are sensitive conversations to be had within the Muslim community, that our most divisive prime minister is the correct person to lead those conversations.”

Labor frontbencher, and the only Muslim MP in federal parliament, Ed Husic said the comments appeared to be portion of a broader effort to “Trumpify” Australian politics.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten referred to as on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to “pull Tony Abbott into line”.

“Producing assertions about cultural and religious superiority is totally counterproductive,” Mr Shorten said.

“Inflammatory language undermines efforts to build social cohesion, mutual respect and has the possible to harm the efforts of national security agencies to preserve Australians secure.”

Yesterday Mr Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, referred to as for a “total and total shutdown” of Muslims getting into the US, claiming there was “great hatred towards Americans by massive segments of the Muslim population”.

His comments drew fire from all sides of the US political spectrum, with everybody from Hillary Clinton to Dick Cheney saying banning a specific religious or ethnic group would go against almost everything America stood for.

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First posted December 09, 2015 11:20:03

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Tony Abbott defends controversial 2014 spending budget measures

Posted December 09, 2015 00:40:07

Former prime minister Tony Abbott says he will continue to defend some of the most controversial measures from the 2014 federal spending budget, which put forward billions of dollars reduce from health, education and foreign help.

The Abbott Government slumped in opinion polls right after announcing its first price range.

Speaking on Sky News, Mr Abbott stated he would continue to stand by budget policies including the $ 7 GP co-payment and generating unemployed men and women under 30 wait six months for the dole, along with university fee deregulation and pension indexation modifications.

“Now all of these issues, I think, were justifiable and proper,” Mr Abbott stated.

“Certainly, in the situations of the aftermath of that spending budget, they struggled, but nonetheless they were all extremely defensible policies and I am content to continue to defend them.”

Mr Abbott described the Opposition and Senate crossbench as “obdurate”, and said they needed to ask themselves why they did not pass the measures.

“What was so incorrect with allowing our universities the freedom that they want to be the greatest in the globe?” he said.

“What was so wrong with seeking a modest copayment for visits to the GP?

“What was so wrong with saying that we are going to adjust the indexation technique for pensions beyond the subsequent election?”

Abbott on Islam: ‘All cultures are not equal’

In a wide-ranging interview, the conservative MP said there necessary to be a “religious revolution” inside Islam and declared “all cultures are not equal”.

“We’ve got to function closely with live-and-let-reside Muslims simply because there demands to be, as president [Abdel Fattah] Al-Sisi of Egypt has mentioned, a religious revolution inside Islam,” he mentioned.

A culture that believes in decency and tolerance is considerably to be preferred to a single which thinks that you can kill in the name of God.

Former prime minister Tony Abbott

“All of these issues that Islam has never ever had — a Reformation, an Enlightenment, a effectively-created notion of the separation of church and state — that needs to come about.

“But we cannot do it Muslims have got to do this for themselves. But we need to perform with those who are pushing in that direction.

“All cultures are not equal and, frankly, a culture that believes in decency and tolerance is a lot to be preferred to a single which thinks that you can kill in the name of God, and we’ve got to be ready to say that.”

Mr Abbott will make a speech in Singapore tonight and will further talk about Islam and extremism.

He will also meet Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong.

Voters ‘overwhelmingly’ want Abbott to keep in public life

The Member for Warringah was ousted by Malcolm Turnbull in September and has given that sat on the backbench.

Tony Abbott mentioned voters “overwhelmingly” wanted him to stay in public life, and gave no indication he desires to retire from politics.

“I’ve had literally thousands and thousands of messages of assistance and encouragement since mid-September,” Mr Abbott stated.

“I’ve had a lot of men and women speak to me as I get around the electorate and nonetheless to some extent about the nation and the message that I’m obtaining from them, overwhelmingly, is that I nevertheless have a contribution to make to our public life.”

The ABC understands no pre-selection date has been settled for Mr Abbott’s Sydney seat of Warringah.

Mr Abbott mentioned he hoped future prime ministers continue to invest a week each and every year in remote Indigenous communities, adding he intended to in 2016.

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Abbott utilized taxpayer funds on identical day as donor’s birthday bash

Posted December 06, 2015 00:14:32

Former prime minister Tony Abbott pocketed taxpayer-funded travel allowance on a day he attended a birthday celebration for a mining magnate and Liberal Party donor.

Mr Abbott went to the birthday bash for significant party backer Paul Marks at Melbourne’s exclusive Huntingdale Golf Club on Sunday, March 22, whilst nonetheless Liberal leader.

The most current update on politicians’ entitlements revealed Mr Abbott charged the public $ 560 in parliamentary travel allowance for the Melbourne trip, and $ 105.50 for a chauffeur-driven Commonwealth car in the city on the day.

His Comcar use the next day in Melbourne price $ 122.53, just before he flew to Canberra for Parliament.

Mr Abbott came beneath fire earlier this year when it was revealed he travelled to the Victorian capital on a taxpayer-funded RAAF jet.

Mr Marks and his resources firm funnelled at least $ 930,000 into Liberal Party causes for the duration of 2013-14.

Mr Abbott’s office insists there was a operate-related occasion on the identical day, but refused to give additional specifics.

“Mr Abbott had other operate-associated engagements in Melbourne on Sunday 22 March, 2015,” a spokesman mentioned in a statement.

“All travel was undertaken within the guidelines.

“The operate-associated engagement was not an event organised by Paul Marks.”

The former prime minister travelled to Melbourne from Sydney, after attending NSW Premier Mike Baird’s election campaign launch.

Human Services Minister Stuart Robert also reportedly attended the birthday gathering, but has listed no expenses for March 22.

Party donor executive chairman of Nimrod Sources

Mr Marks personally poured $ 250,000 into the Liberal Party in the course of the 2013-14 monetary year, electoral commission documents show.

He also gave $ 181,361 to the Liberal-linked Totally free Enterprise Foundation.

He is executive chairman of sources firm Nimrod Resources, which donated $ 500,000 to the party in the course of the same period.

Mr Abbott has previously repaid taxpayer funds claimed for attending colleagues’ weddings.

He was criticised earlier this year for not strongly condemning former speaker Bronwyn Bishop amid furore over a $ five,000-plus taxpayer-funded helicopter flight from Melbourne to Geelong for a Liberal Celebration occasion.

The newest expenditure report, covering the initial six months of 2015, shows Mrs Bishop spent more than $ 50,000 on a nation-hopping South American trip in January, and spent $ four,100 on a return charter flight between Canberra and Port Macquarie for an International Women’s Day occasion.

The Finance Department documents also show former treasurer Joe Hockey spent $ six,670 on a charter flight from Sydney to Canberra.

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