Federal Politics


Fans, foes fire

TONY Abbott has spoken with Alan Jones since the furore about his comment on the death of Julia Gillard's father but yesterday said he did not reveal particular conversations.

Mr Abbott, interviewed on 3AW, again said Jones had done the wrong thing. But asked if Jones was being targeted over his politics, Mr Abbott said: ''I think there are a lot of people looking for every possible opportunity to victimise and demonise people they don't agree with politically.''

Opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull said Jones had sought to lead ''people's revolts'' for many years. Now there had been a ''popular revolt against vicious and destructive public discourse''.

Former PM Kevin Rudd said the idea of 'The Parrot' saying those ''people are being nasty to me'' was a ''bit much''.

With AAP