'I'll take it on the chin': Prime Minister Tony Abbott stands by his decision to knight Prince Philip after ridicule and leadership rumblings 

January 28, 2015 9:39 AM

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'I'll take it on the chin': Prime Minister Tony Abbott stands by his decision to knight Prince Philip after ridicule and leadership rumblings 

Outspoken media mogul Rupert Murdoch, Cabinet minister Barnaby Joyce, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, the Northern Territory chief minister and two backbenchers all publicly criticised the 'captain's pick' on Tuesday - along with numerous unnamed colleagues.

The prime minister - who confirmed he did not consult his own chief of staff Peta Credlin - said there would be 'considerable more consultation around these awards' in the future.

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