PM Tony Abbott takes knighthood criticism 'on the chin'

January 28, 2015 4:01 AM

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PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has admitted that his decision to give a knighthood to Prince Philip was "contentious", but he would not back away from it.

"And I guess the contribution that I'm most conscious of, because some of my own daughters went through it, is Prince Philip's Duke of Edinburgh Leadership Awards which some three quarters of a million young Australians have been through.

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