Tony Abbott takes aim at Julia Gillard over Afghan trip 'bastardry'

TONY Abbott says he told Julia Gillard at a meeting on September 22 that he had booked a visit to the Australian troops in Afghanistan.
In what he has called an "act of low bastardry", he says she failed to reveal this information as a corrosive argument ran unchecked as to which political party was more supportive of the troops.
The Opposition Leader yesterday revealed he had told the Prime Minister about his plans to make his trip to Afghanistan, well ahead of Ms Gillard's statement that she had offered Mr Abbott the chance to travel with her to visit Australian troops in the war zone.
Top Australian military leaders confirmed at the weekend that the Opposition Leader's travel plans to Afghanistan had been locked in for weeks. Read more.