Tony Abbott gets about Griffith electorate wooing voters

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott was out-and-about in the Griffith electorate again in a last ditched attempt to woo voters ahead of this weekend's federal by-election.

It is the third time Mr Abbott has visited electorate since the by-election was called late last year.

Mr Abbott had only managed to visit Brisbane on one previous occasion since winning last year's federal election - well before Kevin Rudd's resignation which resulted in the by-election being held.

Mr Abbott, who was campaigning alongside Liberal candidate Dr Bill Glasson on Thursday, said he was one of the best people Griffith voters could possibly send to Canberra as their representative.

"He is one of the most approachable and decent human beings you would ever come across and if you want someone to give you a fair hearing and then to go about addressing your problem, you could not have a better man than Bill Glasson," he said.

"So, if you want a terrific human being, a very distinguished Australian, someone with a proven record of service to our community as your Member in Griffith, vote for Bill Glasson.

"I am very proud to be with you again and I wish you all the best on Saturday."

Earlier, Mr Abbott took to the airwaves, but would not be drawn in on the imminent release of convicted Queensland drug trafficker Schapelle Corby or whether she should make a profit if she sells her story.

"I guess the old principle is crime should not pay, but look I really do not want to say anything at all on this because I would not want to prejudice the outcomes of any discussions which are going on about her tenure.

"Generally speaking consular cases, and Schapelle Corby is a very high-profile consular case, the less public comment by politicians the better."

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