Not everything that Tony Abbott says is nonsense. A fair bit of his verbal output is suspect but his views on immigration make sense. The claims of his critics often do not. Particularly when they are related to unwarranted claims of an anti-multicultural bias. Abbott wants a substantial cut in the immigration intake from 190,000 [...]
Well, it’s official New Matilda readers overwhelmingly don’t like Tony Abbott. Indeed, of the 1,275 readers who voted in NM’s first official ‘Dirty 30’ poll – a vote on the most unpopular federal politicians among the NM readership – Tony Abbott attracted a whopping 94% of the total vote. That’s basically almost everyone who voted. [...]Show More Summary
Tony Abbott said he was "looking forward to having a new sister-in-law."
Don Brind on the shadow HomeSec There was something churlish about Diane Abbott’s attempt to put down Tony Blair recently — “no one can now remember that they supported Tony Blair.” She surely can’t have forgotten how the then Labour leader came to her defence in one of the most uncomfortable phases of her career […]
“It brought Western civilization to this country. It brought Australia into the modern world,” Tony Abbott said.
Never before has so little been done by so few to advance bugger-all in the way of common sense and healing. Michael Bradley explains. Trust Tony Abbott to sum it up. There is no social issue so complex, so fraught with nuance, that Tony cannot effortlessly reduce it to a short phrase which lays bare [...]Show More Summary
2017 was the Year Of The Vendetta. There was Tony Abbott’s pursuit of Malcolm Turnbull’s job; everything that The Australian wrote about anything; New Matilda’s public comments about the Daily Mail (not to mention our private ones); and the Australian Christian Lobby’s hate affair with same-sex marriage. But by far the Vendetta of the Year [...]Show More Summary
Goulburn’s famous postie Wendell Rosewarne turns 80 on Tuesday (December 19). Brown and lean as leather, the veteran sporting legend who helped Tony Abbott complete seven ‘pollie pedal’ rides has terminal cancer. He may not see Christmas. The warmth of his closest mates and memories of his mother Mary, a World War I Legacy widower, […]
Fund total as of Dec. 11: $6,739,806 Advocate ($1,000-$1,499): Tony & Shirley Abbott; Patricia V. Angell, in memory of Gene Angell; Tim & Suzanne Leonoudakis Fund; Richard & Judith Stoyko, in memory of Jeanne M. Stoyko; John & SusieShow More Summary
Australians have been keeping the London-based climate science denial group the Global Warming Policy Foundation ( GWPF ) busy in recent weeks. After former Prime Minister Tony Abbott gave the group’s annual lecture in October, it was...Show More Summary
The Daily Telegraph reports: Same-sex marriage faces its final test in Parliament this morning when politicians vote on final changes to the historic bill proposed by Tony Abbott. Labor predicts the bill can pass parliament as earlyShow More Summary
Speaking to the anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom, Tony Abbott said the vote on same-sex marriage has mobilized defenders of "the Judeo-Christian ethic."
John Oliver certainly has a lot to say about Australia, which he labelled "the Outback Steakhouse of countries." Oliver has been outspoken on the country's immigration policy, and how its former prime minister Tony Abbott ate raw onions. This...Show More Summary
The Coalition’s new energy plan fails on every dimension: energy, environment and politics, writes Ben Eltham. The only winner is Tony Abbott. There are three ways to examine Malcolm Turnbull’s new energy policy, unveiled yesterday. What does it mean for Australia’s energy system? What does it mean for the environment? And what does it mean [...]Show More Summary
HuffPo Australia reports: Former Prime Minister and current backbencher Tony Abbott will once again address a controversial American Christian organisation which has been deemed a “hate group” and supports the criminalisation of homosexuality. Show More Summary
(John Hinderaker) Tony Abbott, former Prime Minister of Australia, delivered the annual Global Warming Policy Forum lecture in London on October 9. The title of his lecture was “Daring to Doubt.” He began with some general observations on our peculiar age: It would be wrong to underestimate the strengths of the contemporary West. Show More Summary
Malcolm Turnbull has again pushed the idea of a "technology neutral" approach to energy policy, after scrapping the Clean Energy Target recommended by Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, which Tony Abbott had previously referred to as a "tax on coal". Show More Summary
The Australian politician Tony Abbott has delivered a really terrific speech on the AGW scam to the Global Warming Foundation. What was so good was that he placed the fake science of anthropogenic global warming theory squarely in its...Show More Summary
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott - who is still giving public speeches - just told an audience at the Global Warming Policy Foundation in London "It's climate change policy that's doing harm. Climate change itself is probably doing good; or at least, more good than harm." But what do experts have to say about his claims? More »
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