Anthony John "Tony" Abbott (born 4 November 1957) is the Leader of the Opposition in the Australian House of Representatives and federal leader of the centre-right Liberal Party of Australia. Abbott has represented the seat of Warringah since the 1994 by-election.
Prior to entering the Australian Parliament, Abbott studied for a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sydney and for a Master of Arts as a Rhodes Scholar at The Queen's College, Oxford. He later trained as a Roman Catholic seminarian and worked as a journalist, business manager, political advisor and Executive Director of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy.
Abbott served in the Howard Government as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Employment, Education, Training and ...
COALITION MPs may have to cross the floor to exercise a conscience vote, with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott indicating the coalition will hold the party line against gay marriage.
Liberal frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull has asked Mr Abbott to allow coalition MPs a conscience vote.
''My view is there should be a conscience vote,'' he told ABC Radio today.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has also appealed to Mr Abbott to allow a conscience vote on the issue when a private member's bill is presented to the parliament with the aim of changing the Marriage Act early next year.
''For some ...
The last federal election to produce a “hung” parliament was in 1940. On that occasion, the incumbent government limped on but the prime minister of the day faced growing party dissent. The opposition, previously in disarray, looked increasingly like a credible alternative government. Eighteen months later, after a parliamentary vote of no confidence, the independents changed sides and the new government won a landslide at the next election, held at the normal time.
In her Chifley lecture on the weekend, the prime minister invoked this 1940 to 1943 parliament as one of ...
Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says his first job in Parliament will be to overturn the Queensland Government's Wild Rivers Act.
The legislation protects rivers on Cape York in far north Queensland from development.
Indigenous leader Noel Pearson has argued the Act stops the right to self-determination.
Mr Abbott says he will be working with the independents to have the law overturned.
"As our first priority we intend to work with the independents to overturn Queensland's Wild River's legislation," he said.
"Far better for the national Parliament to restore to the people ...
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More for Tony Abbott to explain over French Anzac Day farce - The Australian Financial Review The Australian Financial ReviewMore for Tony Abbott to explain over French Anzac Day farceThe Australian Financial ReviewThere are, so far, two versions of what happened when Tony Abbott arrived in Paris on Anzac Day. The first – published on Tuesday last week by Fairfax columnist Peter Hartcher – goes that the PM's entourage ordered ambassador Stephen Brady to send his ...and more »