‘He is now irrelevant’: Does Tony Abbott’s defeat on marriage mark his final decline in Canberra?

Former prime minister Tony Abbott in Parliament alongside fellow Liberal conservative Kevin Andrews.

With a 79.5 per cent participation rate and a 61.6 per cent “yes” verdict, the survey was a blunt rejection of Tony Abbott and his religious confreres. And crucially, it came via a direct public buy-in they had demanded.

‘He is now irrelevant’: Does Tony Abbott’s defeat on marriage mark his final decline in Canberra?

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