Category: Tony Abbott

‘Enough is enough’: Malcolm Turnbull blasts ‘glib’ slogans, calls for national climate plan

A frustrated Malcolm Turnbull has taken an apparent swipe at his predecessor, Tony Abbott, for reducing climate policy debate to “glib” slogans.

Source: ‘Enough is enough’: Malcolm Turnbull blasts ‘glib’ slogans, calls for national climate plan

We should be thankful for Tony Abbott. No, really

But overall, the Turnbull government seems to have finally realised what Abbott and his supporters fail to see, that the November 2013 election outcome was never a plea by Australians for a radical downsizing of the role of government in Australia, or a call to balance the budget on the backs of the poorest in society, but a simple denunciation of the political rabble the leadership of the Australian Labor Party had become.

Source: We should be thankful for Tony Abbott. No, really

Tony Abbott Sets Us Straight – ANZAC Day And Other Thoughts – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A number of people have expressed confusion about the Right’s position on free speech. On the one hand, they argue that 18C is contrary to Australian values because, well, we should be allowed to say what we like and if people are offended bad luck, because that’s the price we all pay for the freedom…

Source: Tony Abbott Sets Us Straight – ANZAC Day And Other Thoughts – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tony Abbott says Australia should make greater commitment to fighting ‘evil caliphate’ | Australia news | What does Abbott mean?| War for political gain

Former PM pre-empts Malcolm Turnbull’s first meeting with Donald Trump by suggesting more help for US in Middle East

Source: Tony Abbott says Australia should make greater commitment to fighting ‘evil caliphate’ | Australia news | The Guardian

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

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

‘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

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 pieces of silver attests to this. By sacrificing his long-held principles and values on the…

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

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)

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)

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 started during his short-lived and spectacularly unsuccessful stint in the top job. He wants the…

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

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 down as Turnbull opts for ‘minimalist’ reshuffle

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)

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 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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)

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 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘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 at Cory Bernardi over breakaway

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 experience? How did he feel when his daughter called him a “lame, gay churchy loser”? Why did he eat that onion?

Source: The emptiness of Tony Abbott | The Monthly

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

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 just not work. The last time I looked it up there were 19 applicants for…

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

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, the Liberal Party have a website that provides us with a list of their achievements…

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

‘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 says the response to global warming has been over the top.

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 of the deplorables’: Tony Abbott says Donald Trump’s victory will put climate change in ‘better perspective’

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 the pussy because he is a star.

Source: Tony Abbott says Donald Trump’s policies are ‘reasonable enough’ and his voters are not deplorables

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 the pussy because he is a star.

Source: Tony Abbott says Donald Trump’s policies are ‘reasonable enough’ and his voters are not deplorables

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 tries to end Turnbull’s winning streak | The Monthly

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 American History – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

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

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 in the Senate, we can expect ridicule of her in the mainstream media for theMore

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

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 spying on Muslim communities and the Occupy Wall Street movement. But decades ago, the NYPD spied extensively on political organizations, including the Young Lords, a radical group founded by Puerto Ricans modeled on the Black Panther Party. The Young Lords staged their first action in July 1969 in an effort to force the City of New York to increase garbage pickups in East Harlem. They would go on to inspire activists around the country as they occupied churches and hospitals in an attempt to open the spaces to community projects. Among their leaders was Democracy Now! co-host Juan González. We speak with Baruch College professor Johanna Fernández, who has fought for a decade to obtain records related to the NYPD’s surveillance of the group. Last month, the city claimed it had lost the records. But this week its municipal archive said it had found more than 520 boxes, or about 1.1 million pages, apparently containing the complete remaining records. We’re also joined by Fernández’s attorney, Gideon Oliver.

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

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 experience? How did he feel when his daughter called him a “lame, gay churchy loser”? Why did he eat that onion?

Source: The emptiness of Tony Abbott | The Monthly

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 a future. Abbott was never a popular leader. He fell into the Prime Minister’s job…

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

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 legacy. Coming in at over 3,700 words, Abbott has outlined his proudest achievements in aMore

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

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 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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 highlights meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron on social media

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 Large, explains his latest position