Thomson's set-up claim an alibi: Abbott

Thomson's set-up claim an alibi: Abbott

Sydney : Australia | May 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM PDT
Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has taken aim at suspended Labor MP Craig Thomson, saying an interview in which he claims he is the victim of a set-up is simply an alibi for the Prime Minister to retain his vote. The embattled member for Dobell is accused of spending almost $6,000 of Health Services... FULL ARTICLE AT Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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