Tony Abbott’s UK Commercial Role Raises Conflict of Interest Issues | Australia News

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The controversial appointment of former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott as the UK’s official trade adviser has raised questions about how he will handle conflicts of interest.The UK government officially confirmed Abbott’s appointment on Friday, defying a barrage of critics over accusations of misogynistic and homophobic comments, and his views on the climate emergency.

Boris Johnson defended his appointment on Friday, saying: “I obviously disagree at all with those sentiments, but I do not agree with anyone who serves the government unpaid on hundreds of boards of directors. administration across the country.

“What I would say about Tony Abbott is he’s a guy who got elected by the great liberal democratic nation of Australia.

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