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The bromance is over: Why did Cory Bernardi turn on Tony Abbott

There was a time they bonded over the Queen, their distaste for the burka, and love for Margaret Thatcher. But the bromance is over. Source: The bromance is over: Why did Cory Bernardi turn on Tony Abbott

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Abbott Sustains Back Injury Lifting Parliamentary Entitlements – The Shovel

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Abbott’s Environmental Legacy In Tatters After Green Army Scrapped – The Shovel

Source: Abbott’s Environmental Legacy In Tatters After Green Army Scrapped – The Shovel

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Is Tony Abbott really coming back? To save Australia? | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

Tony was bravely representing the voters of Warringah by speaking at a Tory party conference in the motherland when he let slip he wanted another crack at being PM. Here are just a few of the things we need him … Continue reading

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Europe can learn from Australia’s border policy. But not by listening to Abbott | Melissa Conley Tyler | Opinion | The Guardian

Tony Abbott is wrong that European leaders can solve the refugee crisis by mimicking his policies. Here are the real lessons Europe can learn from Australia Source: Europe can learn from Australia’s border policy. But not by listening to Abbott … Continue reading

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PM Agrees To Give Nation Sick Day On Monday To Recover From Watching Abbott/Hanson Video

By The Shovel on September 3, 2016 Malcolm Turnbull has suggested all Australians spend a day resting up on Monday, to ensure that the nausea caused by seeing Tony Abbott and Pauline Hanson make awkward small talk has totally passed. … Continue reading

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If Malcolm Turnbull can’t fix this mess, Tony Abbott is available | Kristina Keneally | Opinion | The Guardian

There’s only one way that Malcolm Turnbull can prevent a return of Tony Abbott to the Liberal party leadership – and that’s to go for broke Source: If Malcolm Turnbull can’t fix this mess, Tony Abbott is available | Kristina … Continue reading

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Day to Day Politics: The problem with Policeman Peter. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 20 August 2016 There are no two better politicians at feigning indignation than Peter Dutton and “the mouth that roared” Christopher Pyne. Though it has to be conceded with Christopher that he rather enjoys his notoriety. Even being called the … Continue reading

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Privilege and its discontents | The Monthly

“These are vexing times for conservatives,” declared Tony Abbott in his dinner address to the Samuel Griffith Society in Adelaide on Friday night. Source: Privilege and its discontents | The Monthly

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Australia shows America what you get with a Trump – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Peter McCarthy In political history Australia generally follows America by about a decade, although that distance may have shortened up more recently. And by watching the US we have avoided the more extreme outcomes like undue influence from religious … Continue reading

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Day to Day Politics: An Abbott waiting for the second coming. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

1 As if to support my contention yesterday that if the Coalition wins the election Tony Abbott will at some time challenge for the leadership of the Liberal Party, Peter Dutton confirms it. Dutton says that Turnbull will be under … Continue reading

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The facets of Australian fascism: the Abbott Government experiment (Part 13) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Dr George Venturini* Grande finale A person who goes under the nom de blog of ‘Winifredjay’, and probably lives in Tasmania, collected sixteen memorable quotations from Tony Abbott. S/he thought that they would have been useful to remember “why … Continue reading

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Pauline just attacked women and I don’t like it! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

We do not need to shame or silence women, or make them think that they are a burden on the system, so women shrink even more and create a bigger space for men who are victims of domestic violence.… Source: … Continue reading

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The facets of Australian fascism: the Abbott Government experiment (Part 10) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Dr George Venturini* Should one call it pathocracy? The record of the devious, nay false, statements which preceded a turbulent period of tenure and of the two years of the Abbott Government – 18 September 2013 to 14 September … Continue reading

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Day 23: Remember Tony Abbott? | The Monthly

Remember when this campaign was going to be all about Tony Abbott? That happened twice, of course. When he was prime minister (be honest: can you really remember that time?) the campaign was going to be all about him, because … Continue reading

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The facets of Australian fascism: the Abbott Government experiment (Part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Was the Abbott Government fascist? Many people have asked this question, and since September 2013 many articles in both mainstream and independent media have attempted to answer it. Some of the answers have been hysterical to say the least, some … Continue reading

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The facets of Australian fascism: the Abbott Government experiment (Part 4) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Dr George Venturini* Corporatocracy? This manipulation of the population is the ultimate result of what Sheldon S. Wolin, distinguished Emeritus Professor at Princeton, formulated as ‘inverted totalitarianism’, which brings about a form of ‘managed democracy’. Both concepts, but particularly … Continue reading

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Promises, promises – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By James Moylan Near the end of August in 2013 Tony Abbott launched the Liberal Party Campaign with a rousing speech full of pithy one-liners and simply jam-packed with heartfelt promises. But so much has happened in the last 31 … Continue reading

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“I Think For Myself” Credlin Tells Abbott To Say

By The Shovel on March 9, 2016 “I am my own man and I make my own decisions,” a set of talking points written by Peta Credlin for Tony Abbott says. The detailed notes, leaked to the media, say that … Continue reading

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Abbott Says He’ll Need To Check With Credlin Before Confirming Or Denying Their Affair

By The Shovel on March 6, 2016 Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will be happy to confirm or deny rumours of a relationship with his chief of staff Peta Credlin, but will need to run it by her … Continue reading

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Why should Tony Abbott have all the fun? Subterfuge is a game the whole family can play Tony Abbott said, ‘There will be no wrecking, no undermining, and no sniping.’ Until now! Play our fun new game where the whole family can undermine the prime minister

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The slow-motion death of conservative politics

The disruption wreaked by Tony Abbott is an echo of the disruption that besets conservative parties worldwide. Source: The slow-motion death of conservative politics

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“I Was On Track To Be Australia’s Longest Serving Prime Minister” Abbott Says

By The Shovel on February 28, 2016 Tony Abbott says he would have broken Robert Menzies’ Prime Ministerial record had it not been for an hysterical opposition, lack of party room backing, and a 10 percentage point shortfall in voter … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott believed in Royal Blood

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I do not think that word means what you think it means | The Monthly

Politicians say a lot of things in public, and so it’s only natural that occasionally they will use words incorrectly. Lampooning sometimes follows, and in most cases the mistakes should be quickly forgotten and forgiven. (The exception being gaffes, where … Continue reading

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Threats to the security of our nation – » The Australian Independent Media Network

National security has been an important topic, at least for politicians, but their focus has been all wrong. It isn’t asylum seekers breaching our borders, or people who ride motor bikes, or a bunch of thugs in Syria and Iraq, … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott: Societies can’t ‘remain in denial about the massive problem within Islam’

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has said Islam must change and called for a “hearts and minds campaign against the versions of Islam that make excuses for terrorists.” Source: Tony Abbott: Societies can’t ‘remain in denial about the massive problem … Continue reading

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Abbott’s Autobiography Opens With ‘Once Upon A Time’

By The Shovel on December 2, 2015 Tony Abbott’s autobiography is the story of a man who rescued a nation from the dangers of boats and carbon taxes before gallantly riding off into the sunset to fight other noble battles. … Continue reading

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Rupert Murdoch Has ‘More Impact Than Any Living Australian’ Says Tony Abbott – New Matilda

The former Australian PM also praised British leader David Cameron for school privatisations, and quoted a favourable editorial about himself. Source: Rupert Murdoch Has ‘More Impact Than Any Living Australian’ Says Tony Abbott – New Matilda

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The Abbott experiment: Are we a country of suckers?

Peter Boyer examines the Abbott “experiment’s” pervasive culture of climate skepticism and pronounces the main lesson to be: “never do this again”. Source: The Abbott experiment: Are we a country of suckers?

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Europe Deeply Regrets Not Closing Border Before Abbott Arrived

By The Shovel on October 28, 2015 Europe admits keeping its border open this week has been a ‘catastrophic error’. “Had we known then what we know now, we would’ve had the gates shut Monday night,” a spokesperson said. She … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott’s ideology laid bare: no compromise, just fight, fight, fight – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Close the borders in the name of decency and compassion – not since George Orwell’s 1984 satire has logic been so twisted. Tony Abbott’s speech in London didn’t tell the real story about Australia. Source: Tony Abbott’s ideology laid bare: … Continue reading

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People-smuggler cash scandal: Indonesian MP calls for Australia to abandon push-back policy

A member of Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s ruling party has called on the Indonesian government to “send a strong protest” after a report found Australian officials paid people smugglers to return to Indonesia. Source: People-smuggler cash scandal: Indonesian MP calls … Continue reading

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Rhetoric of Tony Abbott and Tony Blair is morally bereft

How is it a good moral result that Lebanon takes something equivalent to a quarter of its population, while Australia congratulates itself for taking 12,000 people? Source: Rhetoric of Tony Abbott and Tony Blair is morally bereft

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Pack my shirtfront, and don’t forget the onions! Tony Abbott goes to Great Britain A tide of humanity is sweeping Europe and only one man can stop them: the recently-deposed Australian prime minister

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High Court upholds state-wide ban on political donations from property developers: Remember Tony Abbott said the problem was not the LNP but the law

The High Court has upheld a state-wide ban on political donations from property developers, bolstering a corruption inquiry into secret donations from Nathan Tinkler and other business figures. Source: High Court upholds state-wide ban on political donations from property developers

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Tony Abbott, the PM for Indigenous affairs, never fully appreciated our culture | Stan Grant | Comment is free | The Guardian

The prime minister said he would ‘sweat blood’ for my people, that his personal mission was to redress Australia’s ‘national shame’. But words are easy Source: Tony Abbott, the PM for Indigenous affairs, never fully appreciated our culture | Stan … Continue reading

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Abbott Spotted Standing At Edge Of Lake Burley Griffin Challenging Passers-By To A Boat Stopping Competition

By The Shovel on September 14, 2015 An increasingly hysterical Tony Abbott was this evening seen pacing up and down a footpath near Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin shouting loudly to onlookers, daring them to take him on in a one-on-one … Continue reading

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Australian Women Left Directionless After Minister For Women Loses Job

By The Shovel on September 14, 2015 Australian’s women are desperate for guidance and uncertain of their future today, after the nation’s highest female representative, Tony Abbott, was forced to stand down. “I’m not sure where to turn to, or … Continue reading

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The visionary vs the wrecker – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Proactive is not a word that can be used to describe Tony Abbott – regressive would be a far more appropriate term. A comparison to another Prime Minister from 40 years ago shows just how far backwards Abbott wants to … Continue reading

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ABC $7.30: Leigh Halfprice interviews Australian Prime Minister Tony Idiott

ABC $7.30 presenter Leigh Halfprice interviews Australian Prime Minister Tony Idiott on the subject of the Australian economy. Source: ABC $7.30: Leigh Halfprice interviews Australian Prime Minister Tony Idiott

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Don’t blame Tony, he is a symptom of greed – » The Australian Independent Media Network

It is wrong to blame Tony Abbott for the state of the nation. After all, he is hardly a charismatic leader who inspires allegiance. He is far from an accomplished orator who convinces us to follow him. He doesn’t even … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on the Week That Was – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 29 August 1 I have reluctantly taken the decision to no longer refer to Tony Abbott as “Prime Minister” in my writing. I say reluctant because I generally believe in respect for the position itself. However the performance of … Continue reading

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Fact Check Tony Abbott.

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Safety not guaranteed | The Monthly

Safety not guaranteed | The Monthly.

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Tony Abbott has dealt an “Apollo 13”-style setback to Indigenous recognition, Noel Pearson says.

Indigenous leaders despair

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Juice Rap News: Global challenge of immigrants feat. Donald Trump and Tony Abbott

Mass exoduses of people – refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant workers – are taking place all over the planet, causing tensions and tempers to rise. But are these really the kinds of immigrants we should be worrying about? And how … Continue reading

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