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PM IN TROUBLE FOR LINKING DIGGERS TO CARBON TAX

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been left a bit red faced, after using the anniversary of the D-Day landings in World War II to talk about the carbon tax.

In his weekly video message below, the PM talks about his upcoming visit to France for the 70th anniversary of the military landings but then starts talking about about Australia being "open for business" to investors.

"The D-Day landings changed the course of human history ... following the D-Day commemorations, i'll be travelling to Canada and the United States," said Mr Abbott. "My message to overseas investors is that Australia is open for business."

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has lashed out, labeling Mr Abbott as "disrespectful" and claiming he tarnished the event.

While Foreign Minister Julie Bishop also wasn't happy by the address, and told reporters it was "inappropriate".


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