'S--t happens' for Tony Abbott




SEPTEMBER, 2010: An Australian soldier claims our troops are not getting the support they need, on the front-line in Afghanistan.

The un-named soldier has sent an email to a friend at home, claiming he's been exposed to unnecessary risks.

PLAY AUDIO: Jim Molan speaks about the email on 3AW

The soldier claims he fought aside Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney and believes his death last month, could have been avoided if they'd been supplied with adequate intelligence and resources.

Retired Major General Jim Molan says the email is clearly emotional, but makes valid points.

Real Tears? Many don't think so

jg AUDIO: Prime Minister Julia Gillard fought back tears in a rare show of emotion as she addressed Parliament this afternoon, choking up as she described the impact of floods that have ravaged the country. Listen to her speech here.


'Political Storms'

gilllard abbott HINCH: "Most of the recent headlines have been about stormy weather but there are also political storms looming for both our leaders. Neither Julia Gillard nor Tony Abbott seems to be covering themselves with glory these days."

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