Outback odyssey an eye-opener for Tony Abbott

Written on the 11 September 2016

Outback odyssey an eye-opener for Tony Abbott

In a stockman's hat and dripping with sweat, Tony Abbott made it clear he was not going to shy from hard work yesterday on his first day volunteering in WA's far north.

Mr Abbott spent the morning horse riding, knot tying and fencing with local indigenous students in hot and humid conditions, before helping the students dig holes for fence posts.

The visit is part of his promise made when prime minister to spend time each year volunteering in remote Aboriginal communities.

Mr Abbott is expected to spend several days in Kununurra and the remote East Kimberley to assess the impact of the Federal Government's cashless welfare debit card trial.


Source: The West Australian, Rourke Walsh

Image: Tony Abbott carries a fence post while helping students from Yeehaa Rangers in the Kimberley - the West Australian

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