1. Tony Abbott’s wife Margie has appeared on the Today Show. Speaking with host Lisa Wilkinson, on the topic of gay marriage Mrs Abbott said:
“My opinion is one that open to discussion. I suppose at the end of the day I think that love (and) commitment are things that should be recognised and I think it’s a conversation that Australia needs to have and hopefully going forward that is one that we will have.
“Tony’s sister Christine has recently – over the last three years – come out and that’s something that Tony and I have embraced; our family has embraced. So it’s an evolving thing, it’s incremental. And I think change should be an incremental thing. ”
Answering the question of whether she believes in the saying that ‘behind every great man is an even greater woman,’ Mrs Abbott said: “People often say that to me, Lisa, and I correct them because I am actually beside my husband – I am not behind him – and we are a team.”