No rem­edy for Tony­pho­bia

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Letters -

Ev­ery­body is en­ti­tled to have their say on any as­pect of Aus­tralian pol­i­tics, in ex­actly the same way that Aus­tralians are not pre­vented from dis­cussing pol­i­tics in other coun­tries. Ours is a free and open so­ci­ety. That said, there is some­thing creepy and ob­ses­sive about left-wing ac­tivist group GetUp!’s pur­suit of for­mer prime min­is­ter Tony Ab­bott in War­ringah.

Ab­bott has been a back­bencher since 2015. He holds no min­istry. Yet GetUp!’s zealots are go­ing af­ter him as though Ab­bott is the most pow­er­ful po­lit­i­cal en­tity in the land.

Maybe GetUp! is sim­ply fright­ened of the ex-PM.

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