Category Archives: Tony Abbott

what the Australian voting public can expect

My first impression on election night was that significant parts of the media had downplayed Labour’s chances of re-election. While they come down hard on a politician who under-performs, they have been slow as a class to acknowledge their own … Continue reading

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misogynistic male politician wearing a budgie smuggler

There has been a debate for the last fortnight about the character of Tony Abbott, the leader of the Opposition. An anecdote re-surfaced from his student days that he approached a woman who challenged his leadership aspirations for the Sydney … Continue reading

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Banana & Abbo play bugles

The ABC TV show Insiders at 9 am every Sun am was spectacular today, not least for its reportage of a cartoon: Gina Rinehart resplendantly floating on a cloud, attended by Barnaby Joyce and Tony Abbott. David Marr’s portrait of … Continue reading

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