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Abbott on immigration

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 [...]

The Official New Matilda Dirty 30 List – The Politicians Our Readers Most Love To Hate

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

Why Tony Blair should be Diane Abbott’s role model

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 […]

Invading Aboriginals Was a 'Good Thing' For Everybody Says Former Australian Leader

“It brought Western civilization to this country. It brought Australia into the modern world,” Tony Abbott said.

Change The Date: Tony Abbott Finally Rejects A Three-Word Slogan

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

Hunting Amber Harrison: Great If You’re A Lawyer, Sucks If You’re A Channel 7 Shareholder

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

Wendell nears end of remarkable ride

2 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

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, […]

Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund daily donor list

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

Australian Climate Science Denier Ian Plimer Follows Tony Abbott in Pushing Dodgy Science to London Think-Tank

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

LIVE VIDEO: Australian Parliament Makes Final Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Passage Considered Likely

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

Former Aussie P.M.: Marriage Equality Fight Is a Boon to Conservatives

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 tears into Australia again, this time it's over marriage equality

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

Power Games: Tony Abbott Finally Cleans Up With Australia’s New Energy Policy

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

Former Australian PM Tony Abbott To Again Keynote For Viciously Anti-LGBT US-Based Christian Hate Group

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

Tony Abbott: On Global Warming, Dare to Doubt

(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

Turnbull Abandons Clean Energy Target For 'Technology Neutral' Plan

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

Bravo, Tony Abbott, for calling out green fakery

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

Experts Destroy Tony Abbott's Stance On Climate Change [Updated]

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 »      

Briefly: Abbott Vs Science, Killer Cosplay, Bitcoin Addiction

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including. The best cosplay from Sydney Oz Comic Con, man sells everything he owns to buy Bitcoin, Tony Abbott reckons climate change is doing "more good than harm." More »      

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