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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Why #asktony is a marvelous idea

Tony Abbott's staff had a brainwave when they thought up . For those of you who don't know, Tony Abbott has recently started taking questions from members of the public on Twitter. And it's met with a great response. People from all sides of politics have started asking Mr Abbott questions - ranging from What is your standing on climate change? to on a scale of 1 to Karl Stefanovic, how drunk are you going to be on St Patrick's day?. Mr Abbott has responded to them all in good faith.
The response has been overwhelmingly positive.  began trending as one of the top Twitter topics in the country. Mr Abbott was inundated. Most people have been respectful and courteous.
What's better, is the public began to connect with a leader. They began to see the more human side of our Opposition Leader, and had the opportunity to grill him personally on any policy area they wanted. Without spin and without auto cues.
This is politics 21st century style.

Follow Tony Abbott here for your chance to ask him a question.
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