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Abbott's tough talking comes undone at the G20

17 Nov 2014
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Tony Abbott's "protector of the realm" persona is one of his key strengths, so the image of him wimping out of the fight with Putin and being overruled on climate change will hurt, writes Paula Matthewson.

Other than the Chinese and Indian leaders' addresses due to be given to Parliament this week, the G20 wagon train has already moved on, leaving Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his government with the same thorny domestic issues to resolve as they had before the international summit began.

If anything, the G20 has made Abbott's life just that much more difficult.

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