Malcolm Turnbull accuses Tony Abbott of lying during epic question time clash

In a unusual display of public tension, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has hit out at Tony Abbott over the proposed

In a unusual display of public tension, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has hit out at Tony Abbott over the proposed amendments to Australia’s gun laws.

The moment happened yesterday afternoon during question time, when Mr Turnbull suggested the idea that Mr Abbott knew nothing about claims the Government was prepared to swap changes to gun policy for support in the Senate.

The deal was reportedly struck in 2015 when Mr Abbott was still PM and concerned Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm’s bid to let an import ban on the high-capacity shotgun Adler.

Australia introduced it’s tough stance on gun laws during the Howard era following the Port Arthur massacre and while Mr Abbott has rubbished claims he knew about the deal, some MPs are siding the with PM and accusing Mr Abbott of flat out lying.

Reporters who were in the room when Mr Turnbull accused Mr Abbott of the deception said there was an audible gasp from other MPs in the room.

While there have been reports of tension between the two men, this public display of animosity has lead many to wonder if there is more bubbling under the surface.

This morning, Cabinet Minister Christopher Pyne admitted there was trouble between the men, saying they disagreed on “who the prime minister should be”.

However, he later tried to play down the clash telling Channel 9 there was “no fissure” on gun laws and that Mr Abbott was “100 per cent behind the Turnbull Government”.

What are your thoughts? Do you think Mr Abbott is trying to make a bid for the top job? Will there be another leadership spill?

  1. peter.w.cherry  

    they both do not know what they are talking about on the adler 110 lever action shotgun. which is a dirivitive of the 1874 winchester lever action rifle –also the henry repeating lever action about the same year.. apart from being made out of stronger steel/alloys that wern’t available many years ago the action and magazine( a tube under the barrell) remains the same concept.. it is not a magical “HYPERLETHAL” AUTOMATIC WHIZBANG THING –A COMPETANT SHOOTER WITH A OVER AND UNDER (TWIN BARRELL) CAN SHOOT THE SAME AMOUNT IN THE SAME TIME (12 SHOTS). IT IS JUST A SINGLE SHOT CYCLABLE ACTION – PULL TRIGGER =BANG= PULL TRIGGER NO BANG =CYCLE LEVER ( IF CARTRIDGE IN MAGAZINE) PULL TRIGGER =BANG.!THE LONGEST TIME IS TRYING TO RELOAD THE MAGAZINE WITH FIVE SHOTS.– IF YOU ARE GOING TO ARGUE ABOUT A ITEM . YOU SHOULD AT LEAST KNOW WHAT IT IS/ WHAT IT DOES ==HOW IT WORKS..!

  2. Dieter  

    Of course Tony is going for the top job and Turnbull is a man without a backbone. He can only cut by the bottom dwellers like us but likes very much to support his mates from the top end of town. He is the PM with no idea how the rest of us lives.
    Tony on the other hand is the best of all professional liars I know.
    I voted for TA but not for MT and I will never ever vote for this liberal bunch again. They are going to take away all important things from us like Medicare, social security and at the end our pension.
    They don’t have to be scared because they are living on their fat politician pension and can double dip when ever they want.
    If we do the same we get hanged but as they say we are all the same.

  3. Dieter  

    I just forgot to mention sooner or later we have to go together everywhere in Australia and protest against this government otherwise we will be stuffed.
    I left similar comments on this site but the comments haven’t been published.
    Maybe it goes thru this time.
    We will see.

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