A sex-line granny has berated Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott for taking such a tough line on Australia's austerity budget. Image: The Foundry The conservative leader's first budget since coming to office last September took the axe to health and education spending while tightening welfare and family benefits in an attempt to slash the country's deficit. It has been widely slammed as too harsh with students marching in protest around the country and Abbott being forced to fend off furious criticism from members of the public in a media blitz as he attempts to get the Australian public to buy into it. That's the only way I can do it," she said. A video of the call showed Abbott winking at the presenter when the woman revealed she worked on a sex-line, although his office claimed it was to signal that he was happy to proceed with the call. Hard line taken by Abbott "What do you suggest I cut out?
Background[ edit ] Originally from a working-class family in Wolverhampton , England,[ citation needed ] Glover was convicted of many petty crimes dating back to for stealing clothing and handbags. Shortly after emigrating from England to Australia, Glover who would take up naturalised Australian citizenship was convicted on two counts of larceny in Victoria , and a stealing charge in New South Wales. In , he was convicted on two counts of assaulting women in Melbourne, two counts of indecent assault , one of assault occasioning actual bodily harm , and another four counts of larceny. He was sentenced to a three-year good-behaviour bond. Glover's mother moved to Australia in ; she died of breast cancer in Glover separated from his wife, who took their daughters to New Zealand.