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Unrepentant PM stands by comments on ‘lifestyle’ comments

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An unrepentant Tony Abbott is refusing to apologise for saying taxpayers should not be expected to fund the "lifestyle choices" of Australians living in remote communities, despite a backlash from indigenous leaders.

The Prime Minister made the comments on Tuesday while backing a West Australian government plan to close up to 150 remote Aboriginal communities.

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