Tony Abbott

'Misleading and dishonest': former Howard adviser slams former PM

'Show us the bill' is the call from former Prime Ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott.<p>They are both on the 'no' side of the same-sex marriage …

Liberal Party of Australia

Malcolm Turnbull Just Said He Reckons Tony Abbott Has "A Great Body"

There’s no easy way to say this, but here goes: Australia’s current prime minister (Malcolm Turnbull, fyi) just went on national TV to let us know he …

Australia

Tony Abbott says dumping clean energy target would help Coalition win election

Former prime minister says change from Turnbull’s policy would leave Labor ‘on the side of green extremists’<p>Tony Abbott says the Coalition should dump the clean energy target to create political opportunity at the next election to sharpen a point of partisan difference with Labor.<p>The former prime …

Climate

Tony Abbott takes a swipe at Malcolm Turnbull over his handling of the same-sex marriage postal survey

It was a “fundamental mistake” to ask the opinion of the Australian public without first drafting legislation that provided detail on the proposed …

Equality

PM says 'yeah, nah' to Abbott in Speedos

For Malcolm Turnbull, thinking of Tony Abbott in a pair of budgie smugglers is a case of 'yeah, nah'.<p>The prime minister weighed into his …

Liberal Party of Australia

PM Malcolm Turnbull ‘Yeah nahs’ Tony Abbott’s budgie smugglers

Last week Malcolm Turnbull celebrated two years in the top job, and after such a long time running the country, he stopped by TODAY Extra for a few …

Australia

Reactionary right tying itself in knots to forestall same-sex marriage modernity

Of the arguments against broadening the definition of marriage, Tony Abbott has found the most circular.<p>Marriage, he told his friendly radio …

Equality

Book review: Abbott's Right

Punctuation aficionados will already have noticed the clever ambiguity the apostrophe creates in the title of Damien Freeman’s new book Abbott’s …

Liberal Party

Can politicans be trusted on same-sex marriage? The No vote splits

One week in to the same-sex marriage campaign and Eric Abetz has gone for the break-glass option.<p>Borrowing directly from Tony Abbott's controversial …

Australian News

Party room clean energy reservations: Abbott

Former prime minister Tony Abbott believes the current energy affordability crisis is a consequence of 'when green religion trumps common sense'.<p>Mr …

Climate

AGL reluctant to committ to Liddell's future

AGL's chief economist tells Sky News it needs to know whether the government will adopt a clean energy target - before it can make a decision on the …

Renewable Energy

Australia rejected US North Korea request

Australia's rejection of a US request to open an embassy in North Korea in 2014 has been described as failure of imagination.<p>The Australian reports …

North Korea

No need to detail religious threats up front: Scott Morrison

Treasurer Scott Morrison has rejected calls by other high-profile opponents of same-sex marriage that the supposed threat to religious freedoms …

Australian News

Coal not even popular in coal-dominated electorates

Voters situated around the Liddell power station are already looking beyond coal to cleaner power sources and tend to blame the federal government …

Australian News

'Vote no' sign written in sky above Sydney ahead of Yes launch for same-sex marriage survey

The "Vote No" call to action appeared was visible from much of Sydney's inner suburbs.<p>A GoFundMe page claiming to support "Vote No" has so far raised …

Australian News

SSM: Tony Abbott's sister Christine Forster calls out brother as she campaigns for Yes vote

Former prime minister Tony Abbott's sister Christine Forster accuses same-sex marriage opponents of fearmongering, as a string of high-profile Yes …

Australian News

A voluntary, non-binding open letter to former prime minister Tony Abbott

Dear Mr Abbott,<p>It is right to give you praise for your compelling, although inadvertent arguments, for ending the outlawing of same-sex marriage.<p>Your …

Equality

Political glasses on bedroom eyes: 'No sex with anyone who likes Tony Abbott'

"Trump apologists are totally off my radar. I also weed out Abbott supporters and Coalition voters. There is no man suave, good-looking or funny …

Australian News

Daughter of anti-gay leader Tony Abbott backs equal marriage

Australia’s former Prime Minister Tony Abbott is facing more opposition from his own family over his anti-gay marriage stance.<p>As Australia holds a …

LGBTQ

Sound and fury signifies a lot – that's what the week in #auspol tells us

Posturing and blathering has become far more important than substance, and reflects the collective hole Australian politics finds itself in<p>Congratulations Australia. Two years have passed without a leadership coup being launched against a sitting prime minister. In our unhinged system, that level …

Liberal Party of Australia

Tony Abbott’s daughter Frances says ‘yes’ to gay marriage

Her father might be vehemently opposed to same-sex marriage, but Frances Abbott is voting “yes.” Former prime minister Tony Abbott’s second daughter …

Equality

Tony Abbott finally admits it wasn’t a great idea to eat that onion

This week marks two years since the former Liberal leader was deposed as prime minister, and two years and six months since one of his weirdest …

Liberal Party of Australia

Tony Abbott’s daughter Frances votes “yes”

Tony Abbott’s daughter Frances has shown her support for marriage equality and decision to vote “yes” in an Instagram post earlier today.<p>Despite her …

Australian News

Money laundering revealed at Australian banks, Howard slams Turnbull

BANKING BAD<p>In a scoop published across Fairfax papers today, <b>Nick McKenzie</b>, <b>Richard Baker</b>, and <b>Georgina Mitchell</b> have revealed details of an …

Australian News

Turnbull says John Howard could help Coalition fine-tune marriage legislation

Former prime minister had accused government of failing to deal with religious freedom before postal survey<p>Malcolm Turnbull says John Howard could assist the government in “fine-tuning” the exposure draft for any same-sex marriage legislation if the postal survey returns a yes vote.<p>Noting that the …

Malcolm Turnbull

Abbott daughter publicly defies dad

FRANCES Abbott has declared her support for same-sex marriage, telling her Instagram followers she “doesn’t care for politics, but I really do care …

Equality

Demand response: the energy fix Malcolm Turnbull is ignoring

Dean Spaccavento, co-founder and chief executive of energy management technology firm Reposit Power, is betting against the infatuation with …

Energy

Tony Abbott

Liberal Party of Australia

Tony Abbott calls for end to all energy subsidies, including on coal

Former PM says he wants to see market-driven energy prices which would mean coal wouldn’t need any subsidies because it’s cheap<p>Tony Abbott has used the second anniversary since losing the top job to declare he’s intent on looking forward, not backward – and has again weighed in to the government’s …

Climate

Australian lawmaker calls for ban on Islamic face coverings

An Australian senator has urged other parliamentarians to support a ban on Islamic full-face coverings in public places.<p>Pauline Hanson, who provoked a backlash last month after wearing a burqa in the Australian Parliament, asked her colleagues in the Senate to legislate against Islamic face covers …

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