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Tony Abbott Hoping Cabinet Reshuffle Places Him As Prime Minister.

SBS - ‎13 hours ago‎
Coalition Ministers are positioning themselves for new portfolios ahead of this weekend's expected reshuffle with Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott hoping he will be given the role of Prime Minister. Abbott, who has been on the backbench since the ...
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Tony Abbott returned a Rolex given to him by a Chinese billionaire after realising it wasn't fake

Business Insider Australia - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott was one of several Liberal MPs who returned a bunch of Rolex watches gifted to them by a Chinese billionaire after realising they were actually real, The Guardian reports.

Beware Chinese billionaires bearing gifts

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
There was a dinner at Parliament House and representing the then-federal Opposition was leader Tony Abbott, his chief of staff Peta Credlin, opposition industry spokesman Ian Macfarlane, and opposition spokesman for defence, science, technology and ...

Tony Abbott's demise explored in Aaron Patrick's Credlin & Co

The Australian (subscription) - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Yes, Peta Credlin, that tsarina of all the Abbotts, is front and centre of this inquiry by Aaron Patrick into why Tony Abbott's government was such a shocker. The former prime minister's chief of staff is said to have ruled over the Liberal Party with ...
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Minister Stuart Robert's trip to China in 2014 has raised some key questions for the government - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
TONY Abbott no doubt believes he was being a well of consolation when he encountered troubled Human Services Minister Stuart Robert in Parliament House.
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Tony Abbott warns against softening on asylum-seeker boats

The Australian - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Liberal minister Scott Ryan told Sky News: “On issues of national security, and particularly stopping the boats, I think Tony Abbott will be recorded as the prime minister that stopped a potential national crisis with the breakdown in immigration controls.

Equal rights supporters blast ex-PM Tony Abbott for supporting controversial equality opponent Alliance in the US

International Business Times AU - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has sparked criticisms for speaking about controversial issues in an event hosted by the U.S.
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'I'm always watching for Australia,' says Last Week Tonight's host John Oliver. Picture: Supplied - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Oliver, host of US news satire show Last Week Tonight, has dipped into Australian politics for jokes on several occasions, but sees Abbott as having left a void.

What would Tony Abbott have done on GST reform?

The Canberra Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
It even raises the counter-intuitive possibility that Tony Abbott may have been more likely to raise or extend the GST than the new Turnbull government.
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Stuart Robert becomes a pawn in the Turnbull-Abbott civil war

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
One of the clumsier acts by senior members of the Turnbull government in recent days was what many regarded as an attempt to shift the blame for Stuart Robert's trip to China on to Tony Abbott and his former chief of staff, Peta Credlin. Mr Robert made ...

Why Turnbull needs Tony Abbott - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
THE last time I provided published commentary about Australian politics was in the immediate aftermath of the 2001 federal election, at which John Howard secured a third-term victory underpinned by public anxiety about national security and the ...
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Alexander Downer's London party for Tony Abbott, Peta Credlin and staff cost $350 a head

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
They were ending the age of entitlement at home - but 17,000 kilometres away in London, Alexander Downer mustn't have got the memo.

Tony Abbott consoles Stuart Robert

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
It pays to walk the corridors when visiting Parliament House. There's so much to overhear. For example, on Tuesday afternoon, down a corridor on the House of Representatives side, you could have overheard former PM Tony Abbott consoling embattled ...

Tony and Margie Abbott given free return tickets to address US far-right group

The Guardian - ‎13 hours ago‎
The former prime minister, Tony Abbott, and his wife received free return tickets to the United States from a far-right Christian group that lobbies against same-sex marriage and abortion.
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Tony Abbott allowed two extra staff for backbench role

The Australian (blog) - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The details of the September 29 approval were revealed in an answer to a Senate estimates question on notice released this week. Mr Abbott moved into a ground floor backbencher's suite in Parliament House in late September after being ousted from the ...
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Tony Abbott kept his promise on type 1 diabetes research funding

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
He wanted to know whether Abbott was going to keep a promise. Would he commit a Coalition government to spending $35 million on research into diabetes type 1, just as he had promised years before as a Howard government minister before being swept ...
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Tony Abbott's 'private dinner' with Barack Obama actually a lunch attended by dozens

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Former prime minister Tony Abbott crossed paths with US President Barack Obama at an event attended by dozens of other people rather than having a "private dinner" as reported.
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Tony Abbott urged to sack 'dark solitary' Peta Credlin

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Tony Abbott's chief of staff, Peta Credlin, in Tasmania in March 2015: Some had found their access to Abbott reduced by Credlin, who jealously guarded her control over his schedule.
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Tony Abbott deal on Helen Clark 'to stymie Kevin Rudd UN push'

The Australian - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
“We thought at the time there was a possibility Helen Clark would put her name forward, and I had a discussion with Tony Abbott about Helen being a very strong candidate and that the New Zealand government would back her. He said … if she put her name ...
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Malcolm Turnbull wanted to Tony Abbott to make him treasurer

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Malcolm Turnbull wanted to replace Joe Hockey as treasurer under the Abbott government to help revive the failing government, according to a new book.