'Thank you for putting up with the invasion': Abbott tells an Indigenous community

Former prime minister Tony Abbott was greeted with a traditional welcome by the Anangu people when he arrived in Pukatja, one of South Australia’s most remote Aboriginal communities.

It was the last stop on a three-day visit to the state as part of his new role as special envoy for Indigenous affairs.

He shook hands, stopped by classroom and spoke with students then made a tactless remark.

“Thank you for putting up with the invasion,” he said.

Read the full story on NITV’s website.

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