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‘Legend in his own lunch time’: Treasurer rips into Cabinet colleague

Senior government ministers have become involved in a public slanging match over the Israel embassy issue.

Discussions about whether Australia should shift its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem have split ministers, with the dispute now becoming public.

Defence Minister Christopher Pyne used the ABC to chide Cabinet colleagues Josh Frydenberg and Steve Ciobo for speaking about the issue.

But when asked whether their commentary is appropriate, he decided to weigh in himself.

“Well, you’ll have to ask the people who are making those comments, he said.”

“If the shoe was on the other foot, it would be like Israel saying that they intend to put their embassy in Sydney, and pretend that Canberra isn’t our capital.”

Speaking with Ray Hadley, Treasurer Frydenberg made his thoughts about Christopher Pyne very clear.

“Chris has been giving his opinion freely on this matter for quite a while so I don’t know what got into his Wheaties this morning.”

“Chris is his own person, as we know. He’s quite unique.

“And we’ll leave him to be a legend in his own lunchtime.”

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