Politics Live: February 25, 2014
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Question time Tuesday
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Labor goes on the attack in question time, but seems unsure which topic to pursue.
Tony Abbott's straight talking was welcomed after the market-tested patois of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.
Border Protection Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed he knew a week ago his initial statements about a fatal brawl at the immigration detention facility on Manus Island were likely to have been wrong but has refused to say why he waited to correct the record until Saturday night.
Tony Abbott has flagged a reduction in the rate of spending growth in health and education, but insists he will keep his election promise of no cuts in those areas.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has drawn parallels with the early days of the Howard government as he reassured nervous Coalition MPs following a significant dip in the government's standing in the polls.