Steyn kicks Springboks to narrow victory

January 12th, 2019 by admin | Permalink

A last-minute penalty by fly-half Morne Steyn sealed an unimpressive 22-17 win for South Africa over Argentina Saturday in a scrappy Rugby Championship Test.

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After a humiliating 60-point defeat in Soweto last weekend, the passionate Pumas were the better side in chilly Mendoza for much of the match and led until eight minutes from time.

Steyn slotted two penalties in the closing minutes to keep South Africa top of the table — level on nine points with New Zealand but ahead on points difference.

South Africa started with the same side that won 73-13 in the first round while Argentina made five changes and still lacked injured skipper and No. 8 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe.

Desperate to put the huge loss behind them, the Pumas made a fiery start and were ahead within two minutes when flanker Juan Martin Leguizamon dived over in the corner.

The veteran took the ball after a line-out near the try-line, burst into the short side and swivelled past several Springboks to dot the ball down with centre Felipe Contepomi converting.

Argentina were struggling in the early scrums and South African pressure earned a penalty on nine minutes which ace goal-kicker Steyn placed between the posts.

Within two minutes a far more fired-up Pumas side than that of last weekend regained a seven-point advantage as veteran Contepomi kicked a penalty.

But South Africa drew level on 15 minutes as Steyn converted from the touchline a try by left-wing Bjorn Basson in the left corner at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas.

After brave defending repelled several Springbok attempts to score in the right corner, Argentina failed to clear and the visitors passed along the backline for Basson to sprint over.

Juandre Kruger went over the try-line soon after only for the score to be disallowed because fellow lock Eben Etzebeth had knocked on in an aerial duel.

South Africa opted to kick for touch a penalty well within the range of Steyn and Argentina drove the green and gold back to leave the visitors questioning their decision.

A Contepomi penalty drifted to the right from in front of the posts, but Argentina were back in front on 37 minutes when centre Marcelo Bosch dived over near the posts.

Patient multi-phase Pumas pressure took them within a few metres of the line and Bosch drove between centre JJ Engelbrecht and prop Jannie du Plessis for a try Contepomi converted.

Steyn narrowed the gap to four points in first-half stoppage time by kicking his second penalty and four minutes after half-time he repeated the feat to leave just one point between the sides.

With Contepomi replaced by Santiago Fernandez, Bosch took over as goal kicker and was not far off target with a long-range attempt midway through the second half.

With 20 minutes to go it was 17-16 to Argentina — a far cry from seven days ago when the Springboks ran in nine tries for a record Rugby Championship victory.

But eight minutes from time South Africa gained the lead for the first time as prop Marcos Ayerza collapsed a maul and Steyn maintained his 100 per cent kicking record from the penalty.

Another Steyn penalty one minute into additional time sealed success for the Springboks, who trooped off knowing they will play better in future and lose.

Rudd, Abbott back Lib candidate over gaffe

January 12th, 2019 by admin | Permalink

Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd don’t agree on much, especially during an election campaign.

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But they were united on Tuesday in sympathy for Liberal candidate Jaymes Diaz.

Both men leapt to Mr Diaz’s defence after he was left red-faced in a television interview on Monday night.

In the five-minute interview, the Liberals’ hope in the west Sydney seat of Greenway is unable to detail the coalition’s six-point asylum plan.

“The key point would be stopping the boats where safe to do so,” is Mr Diaz’s best reply to questioning from Network Ten’s John Hill.

Mr Abbott was quick to defend his candidate over the interview, which has since gone viral on YouTube.

“I’m afraid it happens to all of us from time to time,” he told ABC radio in Sydney.

He said an occasional gaffe was just part of being in politics.

“Inevitably, a very experienced and slightly aggressive journalist shoves a microphone in your face and starts barking at you and it is possible to freeze,” he said.

“I’ve done it myself.”

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, too, was in Mr Diaz’s corner.

“I understand the Liberal candidate for Greenway had a few challenges yesterday. I’m sure some of ours will at some stage or another,” Mr Rudd told reporters in the Queensland seat of Griffith.

“That’s just life in an electoral campaign. If you’ve been through as many as I have you’ve seen anything happen.”

Mr Diaz, a local family lawyer, is running against Labor’s Michelle Rowland, who holds Greenway on 0.9 per cent.

Mr Diaz did not return AAP’s calls.

Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said although it was the first gaffe of the 2013 campaign, it wouldn’t be the last.

“I think anyone who’s never made a mistake ever is entitled to have a go,” he told reporters in Sydney on Tuesday.

But he said it was important that politicians were able to support the policy of their party.

“Particularly when there’s not much there to support,” he added.

“This person’s been a candidate before of course.

“He was chosen by the Liberal Party last time around, they’ve selected him again, they obviously think he’s one of their best.”

The coalition needs a swing of just 0.9 per cent to claim the seat from Labor MP Michelle Rowland, making it the most marginal in NSW.

SKorea facing power crisis

January 12th, 2019 by admin | Permalink

South Korea has ordered government offices to turn off their air-conditioning as two power plants stopped operations, a day after a minister warned of an imminent national energy crisis.

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The Dangjin III plant, with a capacity of 500,000 kilowatts, was taken offline by mechanical issues and will likely remain shut for a week, a spokesman for the state power distributor Korea Power Exchange (KPE) said on Monday.

Technical problems also shut down the nearby Seocheon power plant on Monday morning.

Although operations resumed after an hour, the plant is only working at half its 200,000-kilowatt capacity, the spokesman said.

The timing could hardly be worse, with South Korea in the grip of an extended heatwave and a lengthy disruption in its nuclear power sector.

“We are facing potentially our worst power crisis,” Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Yoon Sang-Jick said on Sunday.

“We may have to carry out a rolling blackout … if one single power plant goes out of operation,” Yoon said, appealing to factories, households and shops to curb consumption over the next three days.

The last time the government was forced to resort to nationwide load shedding was in September 2011, when unexpectedly high demand pushed power reserves to their lowest level in decades.

If national reserves drop below 2.0 million kilowatts, it triggers an automatic alert requiring all government offices to turn off air conditioners, lights and any non-essential devices.

In a pre-emptive move on Monday, the energy ministry ordered such measures effective immediately, even though the key reserve mark had not been breached.

Describing the current situation as “extremely urgent”, the ministry also ordered government offices to turn off water coolers and staff to use staircases where possible, rather than elevators.

The ministry added it would tighten monitoring on shopping malls, which face fines for bringing indoor temperatures below 26 degrees Celsius.

Higher than normal summer temperatures – forecast to last at least another week – have resulted in a sustained energy consumption spike.

At the same time, South Korea’s nuclear industry is struggling to emerge from a mini crisis which has forced the shutdown of numerous reactors – either for repair or as the result of a scandal over forged safety certificates.

The country has 23 reactors which are meant to meet more than 30 per cent of electricity needs. Currently six reactors are out of operation.

Melbourne Cup rate rise?

August 12th, 2019 by admin | Permalink

Two weeks after the Reserve Bank makes its monthly call on interest rates, it releases the minutes of that meeting, giving us a clearer picture as to why the board made the decision that it did.

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This month, the RBA’s made it clearer… an interest rate rise in November is dependent on two things, the next set of inflation numbers and the Australian dollar.

Most economists expected the RBA to lift interest rates to 4.75% this month because of robust comments in the September meeting, and some very hawkish comments from RBA members in various speeches. As a result, a slew of economists brought forward their rate rise expectations from November to October. But the RBA surprised all by leaving the cash rate steady. Because, it now revealed, credit growth had slowed, the economy was expected to grow at just trend for the near-term, and, more importantly, due to the strength of the Australian dollar.

But there’s a warning from the RBA: “As in the previous month, members concluded that interest rates would need to rise at some point.. ”

The RBA board next meets on Melbourne Cup day, with its decision revealed half an hour before the big race. They’ll be tracking any moves in the strong Australian dollar, which has risen almost three per cent in the last two weeks, finally breaching parity with the greenback.

Incidentally, CommSec is expecting the Aussie to trade at levels around US$1.02 by the end of the March quarter.

I’ve already gone into detail in previous blogs about why the once Aussie battler is outperforming other currencies, but what I haven’t mentioned is that the strong currency is already acting as a quasi rate hike, curbing some exports, while slowing manufacturing activity and impacting on the country’s tourism sector. That in turn is helping to contain inflation.

But we’ll really know its impact on inflation when the official Consumer Price Index is released on October 27. The key number to look at is a quarterly rate above 0.8%. Anything above that would place some serious pressure on the board to lift interest rates, as the annual rate threatens to move beyond its two to three per cent target band.

At this stage though, a rate rise is unlikely, with both Tony Morriss from ANZ and Alan Oster from ANB telling SBS World News Online that the money markets are currently pricing in just a 40 per cent chance of a rate hike on Melbourne Cup Day.

I love it when economists agree on something. Now, if only I can find some experts who can agree and predict the Melbourne Cup winner…..

Wimbledon champion Bartoli retires

August 12th, 2019 by admin | Permalink

Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli made a shock retirement announcement on Wednesday, shortly after losing in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters to Romania’s Simona Halep.

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The Frenchwoman, who won Wimbledon six weeks ago, dropped the bombshell after the 3-6 6-4 6-1 defeat.

“It’s time for me to retire and to call it a career. I feel it’s time for me to walk away actually,” said the 28-year-old. “My body just can’t do it anymore.”

Bartoli, who was seeded eighth at the Cincinnati event, double faulted seven times in her loss to Halep. The announcement comes two weeks before she was scheduled to compete in the US Open in New York.

Bartoli said Wimbledon helped her reach the top of her game but it also took a toll on her physically and mentally.

“I’ve been through a lot of injuries since the beginning of the year. I’ve been on the tour for so long, and I really pushed through and left it all during that Wimbledon,” she said.

“I really felt I gave all the energy I have left inside my body. I made my dream a reality and it will stay forever with me, but now my body just can’t cope with everything.”

Bartoli, ranked seventh in the world, has battled a string of injuries for the past few years. She has played just three matches since winning Wimbledon and after withdrawing from several hardcourt events in July due to abdominal muscle injuries.

She won a match last week in Toronto over American Lauren Davis but lost to 33rd-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova the next day.

“I have pain everywhere after 45 minutes or an hour of play,” Bartoli said. “I’ve been doing this for so long. And, yeah, it’s just body wise I just can’t do it anymore.

“After one set, my whole body was in pain. Everyone will remember my Wimbledon title – no one will remember the last match I played here.”

NSW social workers to strike

August 12th, 2019 by admin | Permalink

NSW social workers are set to walk off the job in protest at on-going staff shortages.

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Case workers at the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) will strike for one hour from midday (AEST) on Tuesday to highlight the high vacancy rates, lack of resources and “frustrating red tape” that is hampering effective child protection, the Public Services Association (PSA) said in a statement on Monday.

It comes in the wake of reports last week that revealed NSW is short about 270 caseworkers.

PSA spokesman Steve Turner said caseworker and staff vacancy rates remained as high as 40 per cent in some offices, including in areas with some of the most vulnerable children and families in the state.

“Despite best efforts, staff are overwhelmed by inadequate resources and understaffing that stops them from essential face-to-face work with vulnerable children and their families,” Mr Turner said in a statement.

The organisation is calling on Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward to immediately address the staff shortages.

Caseworkers will only walk out at offices where it is safe to do so, with staff on hand for emergency cases, Mr Turner added.

Ms Goward has consistently claimed there are more than 2000 caseworkers in NSW.

But a new report found there were only 1797 caseworkers employed by the government in March.

Ms Goward denied she deliberately misled parliament, saying her figure of 2068 related to the total positions funded.

The opposition also claims internal documents obtained by them reveal that just 7.6 per cent of children in southwest Sydney reported to be at risk of serious harm received a check in March.

In other regions, only seven to 14 per cent of vulnerable children reported to be at risk of serious harm were seen, opposition spokeswoman for family and community services, Linda Burney, said.

Gonzalez stops Mares to regain WBC crown

August 12th, 2019 by admin | Permalink

Jhonny Gonzalez defeated previously unbeaten champion Abner Mares in the first round to regain the World Boxing Council featherweight title in shocking fashion on Saturday.

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Gonzalez was awarded a TKO victory after nailing Mares with a devastating left hook that floored the champion. Mares got up and continued to fight on the ropes but was knocked down again by a flurry of punches from Gonzalez. The referee stopped the fight at 2:55 of the opening round.

“I knew Mares was hurt and that sooner or later the fight would be over,” Gonzalez said.

It was the first career loss for the 27-year-old Mares, who drops to 26-1 with one draw. Mares had won six straight fights since registering a draw against Colombia’s Yonhy Perez in 2010.

Mares said he thought he could have continued.

“I was alright but the ref did his job and I respect that,” he said. “You win some, you lose some. I am not in this sport to go and carry an undefeated record.

“I am going to take a break and enjoy my family and my kids.”

Gonzalez improves to 55-8 with 47 knockouts, as he regained the crown he lost in September to compatriot Daniel Ponce de Leon, who Mares beat in May.

In an earlier bout on the undercard, Leo Santa Cruz pummelled Victor Terrazas with a third round knockout to capture the WBC’s junior featherweight crown.

Referee Lou Moret stopped the fight at 2:09 of the third, with Terrazas defenceless and unable to see out of his right eye after being knocked down previously in the round.

The challenger dominated from beginning using his superior height and reach to land some heavy punches on Terrazas.

Santa Cruz said he won the title for his brother Roberto who is battling lupus, a disease which affects a person’s immune system and attacks healthy cells and tissues.

“It means the world to me,” said Santa Cruz. “I want to give the belt to (Roberto) because he is the real champion.”

Santa Cruz vacated his bantamweight world title to move up to the junior featherweight ranks.

Terrazas falls to 37-3 with one drawn. Coming into the fight he had lost only once since his pro debut a decade ago. Saturday’s defeat also snapped a 12-fight win streak.

A broken heart can be deadly: study

August 12th, 2019 by admin | Permalink

A broken heart can kill you but chronic job stress has limited danger, according to a position paper from the National Heart Foundation of Australia.

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Heart attack survivors who live alone and people exposed to extreme stress from natural disasters or sporting events are at increased risk of heart attack, the paper says.

Sudden emotional stress caused by the death of a loved one may trigger a potentially fatal reaction commonly known as broken heart syndrome, says the paper, which updates the foundation’s 2003 consensus statement.

It will be presented on Friday at a Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand conference in Queensland.

The paper, which is based on a study of 10 years of data, busts the popular myth that chronic job stress sharply increases the likelihood of having a heart attack.

“Contrary to popular belief, the effect of job stress on heart disease is limited,” says lead author Nick Glozier.

The study highlights risks among people exposed to natural disasters and other conditions of extreme stress, such as tense sporting events.

In the 1996 European football championship quarter-final, in which the Netherlands narrowly lost to France, Dutch men had an increased risk of death from heart attack or stroke, it says.

Similarly, in the 60 days after the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, there was a 49 per cent increase in heart attack patients admitted to New York hospitals, compared with the 60 days before the attacks.

“Awareness of the potential for increased cardiovascular risk among populations exposed to natural disasters and other conditions of extreme stress may be useful for emergency services’ response planning,” says Professor James Tatoulis, Chief Medical Adviser at the Heart Foundation.

Israel, Palestinians meet for peace talks

July 11th, 2019 by admin | Permalink

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have met in Jerusalem for a new round of direct peace talks after a three-year break, as pessimism ran deep on both sides.

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There was no confirmation from Israeli or Palestinian officials who were maintaining a news blackout on details of the encounter late on Wednesday.

Palestinian officials had earlier told AFP that negotiators would meet in the prestigious King David hotel, but reports in Haaretz newspaper and on Israeli public radio did not name the location.

The meeting has been overshadowed by Israeli plans to build thousands of new homes for Jewish settlers on land which the Palestinians claim for their promised future state.

Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday but also pledged to keep up the pace of settlement building on occupied land.

Those released from jail were the first batch of 104 prisoners, most of whom had been serving life terms for killing Israelis, who are to be freed in stages depending on progress in the talks.

But as Palestinians celebrated the releases, Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel cast a pall over proceedings.

“We will build thousands of homes in the coming year in Judaea and Samaria,” Ariel told public radio, using the biblical Hebrew term for the West Bank.

“No one dictates where we can build … This is just the first course.”

His remarks came as the negotiating teams readied for the talks, the result of efforts by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who convened an initial meeting between the sides in Washington on July 30.

The last round of direct peace talks broke down just weeks after they were launched in September 2010 in a bitter row over settlements.

Debutant Taylor eager to put youthful lessons into practice

July 11th, 2019 by admin | Permalink

Taylor, who was not even born when his father Warwick played in the victorious 1987 World Cup All Blacks team, was named on Thursday to make his debut at flyhalf for the national side at Wellington Regional Stadium.

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Past, current and present All Blacks used to drop by the Taylor house when Tom was growing up, helping him with his game, passing on tips and letting him know what it took to wear the black jersey.

“I suppose it is a little bit different but for me it was just normal to have ex-All Blacks or current All Blacks coming into the house and mucking around with Dad,” Taylor told reporters on Thursday.

“I suppose I was lucky to have those people around me to help me or make me feel comfortable.”

Taylor was thrust into the starting role after he was called into the squad earlier this week following injuries to Dan Carter (calf), Aaron Cruden (knee) and Beauden Barrett (calf).

It was not the first time he had been called up at the last minute. Last year he was summoned from a holiday in Thailand to join the All Blacks in Britain as injury cover but did not play.

Taylor was something of a left field pick ahead of 10-test All Black Colin Slade by coach Steve Hansen on Thursday, having not played flyhalf this season with Carter and Tyler Bleyendaal occupying the number 10 jersey at the Canterbury Crusaders.

Instead, he spent the majority of the season at inside centre, although he also played at fullback for the seven-times Super Rugby champions.

The 24-year-old has spent most of his life playing flyhalf and the utility value was forced upon him at the Crusaders if he wanted to play at all, he said.

“It’s only been the last couple of years that I have played in the midfield but that’s just to get on the field,” he said. “I’m just happy to be playing to be honest.”

Taylor’s goalkicking and maturity had been the “swinger” in deciding to allow the uncapped 24-year-old to run the gauntlet in his first test against Australia, Hansen said.

“He’s got the skill-set to play there and played there a bit before. At the camps he has slotted in at 12 and 13 and at 10 on occasions.

“So he understood what we were trying to do with our patterns, he’s just come in seamlessly.

“We think he has got the maturity and mental ability to cope with what we’re asking him to do.

“Perhaps his biggest swinger was that he kicks goals at about 90 percent and we think that’s important.”

Taylor had contacted his mother late on Wednesday to tell her he had made the starting side, but his teacher father was away on a school ski trip and uncontactable by mobile phone.

“I think he gets back Friday afternoon,” Taylor said with a grin. “I was talking to Mum and she sent him a letter through one of the other staff members (because) … there’s no cell phone reception.”

(Editing by Nick Mulvenney)

Stylish Saints caught snoozing angers boss Pochettino

July 11th, 2019 by admin | Permalink

Always dangerous flooding forward, and with new record signing Italy striker Dani Osvaldo showing enough to suggest he will be a massive handful for defenders this season, their possession and flair so nearly counted for nothing after a sluggish start at St Mary’s Stadium that left manager Mauricio Pochettino frustrated.

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The match was only three minutes old when Southampton’s defenders stood motionless watching an unremarkable Sunderland corner float to the far post. Emanuele Giaccherini had no-one to beat, nobody to outjump and he glanced his header past Artur Boruc to rock the Saints.

“We were asleep in the first three minutes — it is not acceptable and I take responsibility for it,” Saints’ Argentine manager Pochettino said at St Mary’s.

“It was disappointing to concede that goal so early on. The team really felt that and was in shock after that.”

Certainly it was a wake-up for the snoozing Saints and they set about Sunderland with renewed vigour, Victor Wanyama owning the midfield in a physical fashion.

They put the visitors under siege but Paolo Di Canio’s men held firm despite the trickery of Osvaldo, who featured for the whole second half, the early pace of Luke Shaw, the persistence of Rickie Lambert and the battering-ram runs of Jay Rodriguez.

There were only two minutes left on the clock, and the stadium was starting to empty, when Jose Fonte rose to glance a header past Keiren Westwood from a James Ward-Prowse free kick to hand Saints a well-deserved share of the spoils.

“If you look at the chances we created we deserved to win the match but games are not won by chances made but goals scored,” Pochettino said. “I am a bit disappointed because our goal was to get three points. If you analyse the 94 or 95 minutes overall we fully deserved to win that match.

“We just have to learn from the situation and we need to be aware that in football you can’t give anything away to your opposition. This is a big wake up call for it not to happen again.”

Di Canio was disappointed not to take all three points back to the North-East after his smash-and-grab, but knew he had done well to escape with anything given the possession.

“We were leading at 1-0 but another set play cost us two points. It was a cheap free kick but 1-1 is more than acceptable,” he said.

“We have to be honest, Southampton deserved to win this game because they played better.

“This is a tough league, we all know that, but we have time to improve. However, one point away from home against a fantastic side is a good result.”

Southampton, with a win and a draw from their opening two games, sit fourth in the top flight while Sunderland, with one point, lie 15th.

Chelsea and Liverpool, both on two wins from two, are first and second.

(Editing by Rex Gowar)

Southland leaders rejoice at smelter deal

July 11th, 2019 by admin | Permalink

Southland leaders say they are delighted at an electricity deal which has secured the immediate future of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter and some 3200 New Zealand jobs.

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Meridian Energy on Thursday announced it had agreed on a new electricity deal with New Zealand Aluminium Smelters after lengthy negotiations, a deal which includes a $NZ30 million ($A26.83 million) payment from the government.

The smelter was seeking a smaller electricity price because it had been losing money as the international aluminium price has fallen and the value of the New Zealand dollar has risen.

The lack of a deal threatened the jobs of 800 people directly employed and a further 2400 contractors and suppliers whose livelihoods indirectly depended on the smelter.

Southland Mayor Frana Cardno says the smelter is worth about $520m to Southland and the deal is vital for the region.

“Southland has lost so much and this would have been incredibly negative if we had suddenly lost this industry,” she told NZ Newswire.

“We can’t afford to lose these industries.”

Labour and the Greens have said the deal wouldn’t be necessary if the government wasn’t planning to sell off 49 per cent of Meridian Energy as part of its partial privatisation deal, but Ms Cardno was pleased at the government’s intervention.

“It’s good that they’ve looked at the regions and seen the importance of keeping these industries and employment,” she said.

“There always can be another side of the story and I guess it’s very important for Meridian and this whole deal, but we’ve got to think of what’s good for our province and for our people at this time.”

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt, whose constituency includes Tiwai Point, said the deal was great news.

“I think it will give huge confidence to a lot of people. There will be a huge sigh of relief and a lot more confidence in the city in general,” he told the Southland Times.

No place for sexism: Rudd on Abbott gaffe

July 11th, 2019 by admin | Permalink

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says Tony Abbott would find himself in serious strife if he made his “sex appeal” comments in the workplace.

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On his first trip to the key marginal Sydney seat of Lindsay on Tuesday, the opposition leader was asked how Liberal candidate Fiona Scott compared with predecessor Jackie Kelly.

“They’re young, they’re feisty and, I think I can probably say, have a bit of sex appeal,” he told reporters.

Mr Rudd says the comments were “pretty odd”.

“If any male employer stood up in a workplace anywhere in Australia, and pointing to a female staff member, said this person is a good staff member because they’ve got sex appeal …

“I think the employer would be finding themselves in serious strife,” he told reporters in Cairns.

Mr Rudd said there was no place in modern Australia for racism, homophobia or sexism.

But Mr Abbott dismissed the gaffe as a “dad moment”.

“Look, as the kids said to me I had a dad moment, a daggy dad moment maybe,” he told reporters in Brisbane.

Ms Scott also sought to downplay the comment on Wednesday, telling Macquarie Radio it was a “charming compliment”.

Labor frontbencher Penny Wong said the gaffe gave a glimpse into the opposition leader’s views on women.

“I wasn’t altogether surprised and nor were many Australian women, I suspect,” she told ABC radio.

“This is consistent with some of the views Mr Abbott has expressed over many, many years.”

Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey said it was an “entirely trivial” matter and it was time to move on.

“I think there are things that matter much more to the Australian people that we should be dealing with,” he said.

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