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‘I’ll be Abbott’s nightmare’

Warren Mundine.
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Tony Abbott’s chief adviser on Aboriginal affairs wants to become the prime minister’s “worst nightmare”, saying he will call him out if the government doesn’t produce outcomes for indigenous Australians.

Warren Mundine said he would not let the prime minister’s new advisory council to become window dressing for the coalition government when it came to indigenous affairs.

“I want to become Abbott’s, the prime minister’s, worst nightmare,” the advisory council chair told Sky News on Sunday.

“He wanted to be the prime minister for indigenous affairs. He wanted to be the prime minister for indigenous people.

“We are going to make him the prime minister for indigenous people, and that is through the success rate we do in education and getting people into jobs.”

Mr Abbott last month announced the membership of the 12-person Indigenous Advisory Council, which includes Westpac chief executive officer Gail Kelly and Rio Tinto Australia’s managing director David Peever.