Prime Minister Julia Gillard has responded with a firm “no” to claims she has been involved in “back alley bitchiness” over her spat with Tony Abbott about visiting Afghanistan.
Coalition frontbencher Christopher Pyne yesterday suggested Ms Gillard was using “back alley bitchiness” to hurt the Opposition Leader.
“It’s not my intention to add to this matter in any way, shape or form,” Ms Gillard told the Queensland Press Club today.
Advertisement: Story continues belowThe increasingly heated debate began when Mr Abbott rejected a public invitation to travel to Afghanistan with Ms Gillard, citing jet lag.
It was later revealed he already had a separate plan to travel to the war-torn nation on his own and soon after the Prime Minister.