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Tony Abbott cleans up for Clean-up Australia Day but he's about to be cleaned up himself
To the dump, to the dump,
to the dump, dump, dump!!
reports: TONY Abbott has made light of the latest round of leadership speculation as recycled rubbish.
Mr Abbott is facing reports that a majority of Liberal MPs and senators now want to dump him, with Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull touted as challengers.
But, speaking to reporters at a Clean Up Australia Day event on NSW's south coast, the prime minister played down reports he could face another leadership spill this week.
"This is Clean Up Australia Day, and I'm just not going to do anything but recycle the rubbish," he joked.
"And that's what's happening, we're just recycling rubbish today."
"Frankly, I think the people of Australia are sick of the insider obsessions of people in Canberra," he said.
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