Peter Dutton admits he made a ‘bad taste’ joke about climate change in the Pacific

Opposition leader Peter Dutton has again sought to overhaul his public image, saying a controversial joke he made in 2015 about climate change in the Pacific was “bad in taste”.

Dutton was immigration minister when he was caught by an open mic joking about “water rippling to” in 2015. [the] door” of countries in the Pacific.

It’s a comment still used by Labor to accuse the coalition of damaging relations in the region, an issue that became a focus of the election campaign after the China-Solomon Islands security pact was made official.

The newly-elected Liberal leader apologized for the comment in 2015 and reiterated today that he regretted making that comment.

“I’ve made a few bad jokes over the years, like everyone else, and I’ve apologized for that,” he said.

“I’m just as human and vulnerable as anyone else.”

Over the past week, Mr Dutton has tried to overhaul his image and urge people to hold their judgment on him until they see his “whole character”.

He reiterated his argument that positions he has held in the past – such as defense, home affairs and immigration – have not allowed him to show his full self and that it was roles that made it difficult to “put in a smile or a smile.” joke to burst”.

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