Tony Abbott's 'fashion of the moment'

  • 14 August 2013
  • From the section Asia
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A signboard urging support of gay marriage attracts passersby in downtown Sydney
Image caption Mr Abbot described gay marriage as the fashion of the moment

A bit of fallout from Tuesday's "Tony Abbott sex appeal moment" (have those words ever been uttered in the same breath before?) which had his own daughter wincing.

Mr Abbott has now brushed it off as a "daggy dad moment", while Prime Minister Kevin Rudd described it as "pretty odd".

What do people reading this think? Clearly happy to be in the headlines, Mr Abbott has now come out with this, describing gay marriage as the fashion of the moment.

Again the question is, do a majority of Australian voters consider that a gaffe or is he speaking their language?