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Tony Abbott accuses Coalition of undermining its own message on citizenship | Australia news | The Guardian

Former PM says ‘some genius’ derailed the Turnbull government’s message when it had a positive story to tell Source: Tony Abbott accuses Coalition of undermining its own message on citizenship | Australia news | The Guardian

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‘Just Malcolm Turnbull, Tony Nutt and I had it’: Tony Abbott lashes ‘sneaky’ leak of Warringah polling

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has lashed the “sneaky, underhanded” leaking of polling data that suggested he was set to lose his seat of Warringah in the 2016 election – until Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull intervened. Source: ‘Just Malcolm Turnbull, … Continue reading

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‘Back off’: Liberal MP Warren Entsch urges ‘wrecker’ Tony Abbott to quit Parliament

Warren Entsch says the former PM is trashing his own legacy by waging a “jihad” against Malcolm Turnbull. Source: ‘Back off’: Liberal MP Warren Entsch urges ‘wrecker’ Tony Abbott to quit Parliament

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Nobody wants a Kevin Rudd-Julia Gillard remake – except one person

We’ve seen this movie before. We were gripped, but that doesn’t mean we want to watch it again. Source: Nobody wants a Kevin Rudd-Julia Gillard remake – except one person

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Abbott defends 2014 budget: ‘We would be living within our means’ | Even a clock is right twice a day |

Robb review says no significant research was done before the deeply unpopular measures were introduced Source: Abbott defends 2014 budget: ‘We would be living within our means’ | Australia news | The Guardian

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Secret Liberal Party review to lay bare reasons for 2016 election failures

Some officials will read the review but will have to return their copies, underlying the sensitivity of its findings. Source: Secret Liberal Party review to lay bare reasons for 2016 election failures

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Abbott vs Budget | The Monthly

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‘Stop trashing your colleagues’: China treaty failure sparks war between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull camps

The federal government’s failure to ratify the China-Australia extradition treaty has sparked a proxy war. Source: ‘Stop trashing your colleagues’: China treaty failure sparks war between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull camps

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Abbott’s legacy of destruction – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Ad astra Do you sometimes wonder how the Turnbull government has managed to get itself into such a mess? Of course Malcolm Turnbull must shoulder much of the blame himself. A piece that I will post next week: Thirty … Continue reading

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Grab The Popcorn Because The Government Is Going To War Over Tony Abbott – BuzzFeed News

Is it on? Source: Grab The Popcorn Because The Government Is Going To War Over Tony Abbott – BuzzFeed News

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Tony Abbott’s five-point plan for the ‘winnable’ next election will infuriate Malcolm Turnbull

Tony Abbott has laid out a five-point plan for the Coalition to have a chance at the “winnable” next election. Source: Tony Abbott’s five-point plan for the ‘winnable’ next election will infuriate Malcolm Turnbull

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What’s the point of a Coalition government? Tony Abbott intervenes in tax debate

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has delivered a blunt warning that the May budget should not raise taxes. Source: What’s the point of a Coalition government? Tony Abbott intervenes in tax debate

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Tony Abbott warns Malcolm Turnbull: don’t break your promise on same-sex marriage| Watching concrete set

Tony Abbott has delivered a blunt message to the man who replaced him as prime minister. Source: Tony Abbott warns Malcolm Turnbull: don’t break your promise on same-sex marriage

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Abbott government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy shows how not to spend $5b taxpayers’ dollars – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Lessons the Auditor-General and his staff no doubt hope politicians read and heed before spending the next $5 billion. Source: Abbott government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy shows how not to spend $5b taxpayers’ dollars – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Abbott government bungled Indigenous funding overhaul, major report finds – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Find the snake in the grass The Abbott government bungled its overhaul of billions of dollars worth of Indigenous funding, a major report finds. Source: Abbott government bungled Indigenous funding overhaul, major report finds – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Tony Abbott’s overwhelming self-belief is astonishing to behold – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tony Abbott’s overwhelming self-belief is astonishing to behold On Saturday, he wrote an article in the Australian which clearly indicates he believes the country, and the Liberal Party, will see the error of their ways and embrace the work he … Continue reading

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Abbott slapped down as Turnbull opts for ‘minimalist’ reshuffle

The Turnbull Government has slapped down Tony Abbott’s call for it to ditch its renewable energy target for 2020, declaring there are “no plans” to change the policy that was settled when Mr Abbott was prime minister. Source: Abbott slapped … Continue reading

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Abbott’s Brexit defence part of strategy to undermine Turnbull: Opposition – Brexit: UK EU Referendum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tony Abbott’s defence of Brexit is part of a strategy to undermine Malcolm Turnbull, the Opposition says. Source: Abbott’s Brexit defence part of strategy to undermine Turnbull: Opposition – Brexit: UK EU Referendum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Russian Navy ships arrive in the Philippines as Duturte moves to bolster Moscow ties – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A Russian anti-submarine ship and sea tanker arrive in the Philippines for a goodwill visit amid President Duterte’s moves to bolster ties with Moscow. Source: Russian Navy ships arrive in the Philippines as Duturte moves to bolster Moscow ties – … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott’s continued commentary not helpful, Barnaby Joyce says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says Tony Abbott’s continued public commentary on issues such as Israel is not helpful. Source: Tony Abbott’s continued commentary not helpful, Barnaby Joyce says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Tony Abbott criticises aid to Palestinian Authority, suggests moving Australia’s embassy to Jerusalem – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Federal Government defends its foreign aid program following criticism from former prime minister Tony Abbott of the money sent to help the Palestinian Authority. Source: Tony Abbott criticises aid to Palestinian Authority, suggests moving Australia’s embassy to Jerusalem – … Continue reading

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‘Conservative Party could win up to 10%’: Tony Abbott hits out at Cory Bernardi over breakaway

Former prime minister Tony Abbott says Cory Bernardi could pick up 10 per cent of the vote and Senators in every state if he quits the Liberal party. Source: ‘Conservative Party could win up to 10%’: Tony Abbott hits out … Continue reading

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The emptiness of Tony Abbott | The Monthly

I’ve often wondered what it would be like to spend an hour or two inside Tony Abbott’s head. What’s going on up there? What does the world look like? What textures, meanings, memories and emotions flavour the broth of his … Continue reading

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NBN Co downplays report showing Australia lagging on internet speed | Technology | The Guardian

Benchmark Akamai report ranks Australia 50 globally on average connection speed and 57th on peak connection speed Source: NBN Co downplays report showing Australia lagging on internet speed | Technology | The Guardian

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Day to Day Politics: Who gives a shit? Not Tony. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 17 December 2016 1 Tony Abbott must be having the greatest dummy spit of all time. Now he is on about employment, or should I say the illusion that there are so many jobs that people are choosing to … Continue reading

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Tony’s job application – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tony Abbott is insisting he be given a title again.  He has previously asked to be judged by his deeds so it would be timely to examine just what Abbott achieved when given the opportunity to lead the nation. Conveniently, … Continue reading

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‘The revenge of the deplorables’: Tony Abbott says Donald Trump’s victory will put climate change in ‘better perspective’| Jumping off the Howard bike onto the Hanson  bike showing true  lycra colours. However Australian workers are laughing.

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has described Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US presidential election as “the revenge of the deplorables” and says it will put contentious global issues such as climate change into “better perspective”. Source: ‘The revenge … Continue reading

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Pig-headed Tony Abbott shoots off his mouth

It is not the first time the porcine has become political. Source: Pig-headed Tony Abbott shoots off his mouth

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Tony Abbott says Donald Trump’s policies are ‘reasonable enough’ and his voters are not deplorables | Andrew Bolt and Tony Abbott have a history of protecting alleged child molesters.  George Pell comes to mind

Mr Abbott’s intervention in the United States election comes as Hillary Clinton’s lead over Mr Trump widened to double-digits following the release of numerous historical tapes in which Mr Trump brags that he can get away with grabbing women by … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott says Donald Trump’s policies are ‘reasonable enough’ and his voters are not deplorables | Should we be surprised our ex Seminarian supports this alleged child molester?

Mr Abbott’s intervention in the United States election comes as Hillary Clinton’s lead over Mr Trump widened to double-digits following the release of numerous historical tapes in which Mr Trump brags that he can get away with grabbing women by … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott tells UK Tories he believes he can be PM again

Exclusive: Tony Abbott has told right-wing allies in Britain that he believes he has a reasonable chance of becoming prime minister again, Fairfax Media has learned. Source: Tony Abbott tells UK Tories he believes he can be PM again

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Abbott tries to end Turnbull’s winning streak | The Monthly| When the cat’s away the rat will….

Malcolm Turnbull has by any measure had a good week. And so it should not come as a surprise to anybody that the final business day of that good week was dominated by the appearance of Tony Abbott. Source: Abbott … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges: The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

The 5,544-page text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership confirms that the agreement would be another step in the global capitalists’ march to enslave us. Open, sustained revolt is our only option. Source: Chris Hedges: The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in … Continue reading

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Scott Morrison says he followed Tony Abbott’s orders on Malaysia solution

Treasurer Scott Morrison has distanced himself from the Coaliton’s most criticised piece of hard-nosed political strategy against Julia Gillard’s minority government in 2011: the blocking of the Malaysian “people-swap” solution. Source: Scott Morrison says he followed Tony Abbott’s orders on Malaysia solution

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Trickle Down Racism: Without Tony Abbott, Pauline Hanson Couldn’t Have Returned – New Matilda

Hanson has tried time and time again to return to parliament. Her success this time around is a reflection of the broader political environment, one in which elite racism has flourished, writes Michael Brull. Now that Pauline Hanson is back … Continue reading

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NYPD Surveillance Unveiled: City Claims to Lose Docs on 1960s Radicals, Then Finds 1 Million Records | Democracy Now!

There has been a major break in the decade-long fight to unveil records related to the New York City Police Department’s surveillance of political organizations in the 1960s and 1970s. In recent years, the NYPD has come under fire for … Continue reading

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Election 2016: Infighting, retirement speculation hits Tony Abbott’s campaign for Warringah

Ex-PM’s campaign in blue-ribbon stronghold Warringah succumbs to maneuvering among rank-and-file Libs speculating about “life after Abbott”. Source: Election 2016: Infighting, retirement speculation hits Tony Abbott’s campaign for Warringah

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‘It’s not the end’: Bronwyn Bishop farewells Parliament and drops Tony Abbott bombshell

Bronwyn Bishop has formally farewelled Parliament and fired a warning shot at former prime minister Tony Abbott over his role in her demise. Source: ‘It’s not the end’: Bronwyn Bishop farewells Parliament and drops Tony Abbott bombshell

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The emptiness of Tony Abbott | and his Team Australia

I’ve often wondered what it would be like to spend an hour or two inside Tony Abbott’s head. What’s going on up there? What does the world look like? What textures, meanings, memories and emotions flavour the broth of his … Continue reading

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Abbott Unplugged! Tony’s tour and his continuing “contribution” to public life

Dumped Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced he will be touring marginal seats during the election campaign. David Tyler is delighted. Source: Abbott Unplugged! Tony’s tour and his continuing “contribution” to public life

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Day to Day Politics: ‘Remembering Abbott’s Past’ – 51 Reasons why he should move on. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Wednesday March 30 2016. Leaders rarely go with good grace. Almost always they feel they have been hard done by. Tony Abbott has joined a long list who stubbornly cling to the past in the hope that they might reinvent … Continue reading

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Peter Reith warns Tony Abbott: ‘Keep your head down’

Howard government minister Peter Reith has told Tony Abbott to “keep his head down” and warned he would endanger his reputation in the Liberal Party if he kept undermining Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Source: Peter Reith warns Tony Abbott: ‘Keep … Continue reading

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Eight Revelations From Tony Abbott’s Openly Pro-War Crimes Quadrant Essay – New Matilda

Even for Abbott, the piece includes some extraordinary comments, claims, and justifications, writes Max Chalmers. From the charmingly deluded to the obstinately anti-humane, there’s plenty of interest in Tony Abbott’s latest attempt to revive his already dead, buried, and cremated … Continue reading

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What’s really behind Tony Abbott’s Rebel Tour of 2016? – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Is Tony Abbott safeguarding his legacy, defending conservative principle, or swinging a wrecking ball through the Turnbull government? Whatever the reason, the result might be the same. Source: What’s really behind Tony Abbott’s Rebel Tour of 2016? – The Drum … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott highlights meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron on social media

Tony Abbott has touted a meeting with the British Minister David Cameron on Twitter during his trip to the United Kingdom, the latest meeting with a world leader publicised by Abbott since being ousted as Prime Minister. Source: Tony Abbott … Continue reading

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The Hon. Tony Abbott, Prime Minister at Large, explains his latest position

The Honourable Tony Abbott has issued an urgent press release to inform Australians everywhere that he has accepted a new title, bestowed by his own esteemed self, as Prime Minister at Large. Source: The Hon. Tony Abbott, Prime Minister at … Continue reading

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Malcolm Turnbull is running on my government’s record: Tony Abbott|Gunna Abbott says “The Sandpit’s Mine”

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has declared the government will head to the election fundamentally unchanged under Malcolm Turnbull, hours after the Prime Minister sought to establish the opposite, saying his six months had brought significant improvements. Source: Malcolm Turnbull … Continue reading

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Government and the Electorate Abbott is the Wrecker

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Rumours | The Monthly

I first heard the scuttlebutt about Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin more than two years ago. As with all rumours, it was handed on to me by what I was assured was an impeccable source. The relationship had reached crisis … Continue reading

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Why Tony Abbott is no Kevin Rudd

There was always a significant public appetite for Rudd’s return. Not so with Abbott. Source: Why Tony Abbott is no Kevin Rudd

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