G20: Tony Abbott 'whingeing' about domestic agenda on world stage

G20: Tony Abbott 'whingeing' about domestic agenda on world stage

Tony Abbott has highlighted his domestic political agenda during an opening address to world leaders in Brisbane, citing the abolition of carbon pricing, the hardline stance on asylum-seeker boat arrivals and “massively difficult” budget measures.

At the start of the leaders retreat in Brisbane, Abbott linked his domestic political agenda with the conference aim of spurring growth in G20 economies by 2%.

He said the resolution to increase economic growth by 2% by 2018 was an “unprecedented break from business-as-usual” which, if achieved, would equate to “$2tn in additional global economic activity and millions of new jobs”.

Source:
theguardian.com