In a press conference held by Tony Abbott the leader of the opposition he announced "The opposition is joining forces with the government and the people, we believe that this small levee will allow all of us to feel that we are contributing in a small way".
"We as Australians will pull together".
"The opposition is not there to just oppose everything, it is here to show we are the alternative government".
Journalists were stunned to hear such logic from a leader such as Abbott who has attacked the government continuously over very trivial things in the past.
A press conference was held this morning by Tony Abbott, he informed the journalists that his earlier statements were a terrible mistake.
He then went on to say that he would under no circumstances ever agree with the government on anything.
As for how to deal with the rebuilding required in Queensland, he said that as the government had caused the rain to fall so heavily it was their problem, so they should pay.
"We feel we have no responsibility in this area" he said "We didn't cause it, and as for the flooding in Victoria.
Let me tell you, it was a Labor government that was in when it started to rain, need I say more".
It should be noted that at the first press conference he did not have written notes, at this conference he followed his notes to the letter.