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Former Prime Minister and current face of the Australian ‘No Campaign’ Tony Abbott has been photographed today spraying a hose into a post box out front of his daughter’s house in suburban Melbourne.
It is believed the staunch Catholic member for Waringah was attempted to damage and destroy his daughter’s survey response for the Australian same-sex marriage postal plebiscite.
This comes after Abbott’s daughter, Frances Abbott, took to social media several days ago to announce her support for same-sex marriage.
It is believed her position on the issue is possibly influenced by her loving aunt Christine Foster, who is in a public lesbian relationship with her partner Virginia, despite Tony Abbott still under the impression that they are housemates.
Ms Abbott, one of three daughters of former Prime Minister and avowed ‘No’ campaigner Tony Abbott and his wife Margie, used her Instagram page to make the announcement on Friday when she appeared in a white t-shirt with the words ‘vote yes’ written on the front.
“I don’t really care much for politics,” Ms Abbott wrote.
“But I do really care a lot for love. All love is good. Let’s celebrate it.”
The post was then followed with the hashtags #voteyes #yesyesyes #postalvote #getaroundit #marriageequality.
When asked if he realised that tampering with mail is a federal offence, as is altering the results of a government survey, Mr Abbott was quick to point out that he was only trying to retrieve a vote placed by a women under his supervision.
“It’s only because my daughter seems misinformed on the issue that I’ve attempted to cancel her vote” he says.
“I understand it is legal for women to play a part in the democratic process, but there should always be a man in their life that has the final say”
It is believed that Margie Abbott will be voting which ever way Tony tells her to, unless she can get a few moments to herself while he’s out cycling with his friends from the Sydney University Old Boys Association.