When Jon Faine interviewed Tony Abbott on ABC's 774, something unusual happened. The Opposition Leader's careless use of words was actually challenged. Abbott did not further dispute the point
'Tony Abbott did not further dispute the point. Like an errant school kid, he seemed to accept the admonishment. Yet within 24 hours, he was again referring to asylum seekers as illegals. Nobody in the media pulled him up. He knew they wouldn't. They rarely do.
For the record, he is wrong in domestic and in international law.'