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Tony Abbott's wine bill through the roof in final months as PM - ‎6 hours ago‎
But it seems no expenses were spared when it came to all things wine for former prime minister Tony Abbott and his staff. Mr Abbott spent more than $7000 in taxpayer money on the beverage during his final months as prime minister, it has been revealed.

Tony Abbott heads to Melbourne for Kevin Andrews fundraiser as election approaches

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Former prime minister Tony Abbott is coming to Melbourne to help fundraise for a key conservative ally the day before Malcolm Turnbull is expected to visit the Governor-General to officially call the election.
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'It's not the end': Bronwyn Bishop farewells Parliament and drops Tony Abbott bombshell

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 4, 2016‎
After three decades in federal politics, Liberal icon and fallen speaker Bronwyn Bishop has formally farewelled Parliament, firing a warning shot at former prime minister Tony Abbott over his role in her demise. Before a quiet House of Representatives ...
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Tony Abbott defiantly unenthusiastic during federal budget release - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott appeared less than impressed when parliament erupted in applause during the release of Scott Morrison inaugural budget last night.

Budget boring to make up for Tony Abbott, says Laurie Oakes - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Nine political editor Laurie Oakes believes the 2016 budget was intentionally "boring" so the Coalition could claw back credibility it lost during mismanaged "horror" years under Tony Abbott. Oakes said the Coalition's economic credibility had been ...

Bronwyn Bishop blames Tony Abbott for her downfall in farewell speech – video

The Guardian - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Bronwyn Bishop gives her final speech to parliament as an MP in the wake of her political career having been ended by a helicopter ride.
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Budget 2016: A Tony Abbott detox that holds the line

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The budget attempts a pretty thoroughgoing Tony Abbott detox. It restores some money for hospitals, restores some money for schools, and defers big changes to higher education.

Budget 2016: Tony Abbott's 'zombies' add billions to Malcolm Turnbull's first budget

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The first Turnbull budget will be propped up by about $13 billion of so-called "zombie measures", which are still on the books from the first and second Abbott budgets but have not yet been passed by the Senate. A parliamentary budget office count for ...
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Can former PM Tony Abbott come back? - ‎May 2, 2016‎
In an interview with Andrew Bolt last week Tony Abbott explicitly stated what friends have known since early this year, namely that he did not expect to lead the Liberal Party again.
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View from the Street: Abbott (still) says the darndest things!

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎20 hours ago‎
And while Parliament will rise today for the final time before the election, it's great to see that dumped PM Tony Abbott has taken the opportunity to remind the electorate of his quiet dignity, impeccable judgement and ability to say just the right ...

Abbott 'pleased' with federal Budget - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Despite the lack of specific money, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott says there's plenty to benefit from. And Single mum Vicky Jones agree - the small business owner is very happy with the new budget announcements, having just launched her new ...
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'I don't expect the party to ever go back': Tony Abbott cools leadership ambitions

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Tony Abbott appears to have put his leadership ambitions on the political backburner, with the former prime minister declaring he doesn't expect the Liberal Party to return to the Abbott era.

Tony Abbott has a 'fire in the belly' and he'll use his profile to get attention

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Tony Abbott has told his local constituents he's still got a "fire in the belly" and he won't hesitate to use his status as a former prime minister to "get attention" in the media and Liberal party room.
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Malcolm Turnbull reprises elements of Tony Abbott's scare campaign to fight Labor plan

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The battlelines have been drawn on climate change ahead of an imminent election campaign, with the government reprising elements of Tony Abbott's long-running scare campaign against Labor's plans for a price on carbon. Let's make people poorer - what ...
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New Malcolm Turnbull plays Tony Abbott's old election game of scares and slogan

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The most carbon-dependent nation on earth, Saudi Arabia, this week announced a plan for a post-oil economy. "We have an addiction to oil," said the kingdom's de facto ruler, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Good vibes for Libs as Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott make peace

The Australian - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
In a sign the relationship between the two rivals was returning to one of civility, Mr Turnbull revealed he and Mr Abbott recently had discussed a range of issues.

Tony Abbott in Question Time in the House of Representatives. Picture: Kym Smith - ‎May 1, 2016‎
HE describes himself as just a humble backbencher, but former prime minister Tony Abbott continues to dominate political discussion across Australia, according to analysis by Facebook.
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Tony Abbott wrote personally to Shinzo Abe after Japan lost Australia's $50 billion subs deal

Business Insider Australia - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
“The Japanese might reasonably feel they had been encouraged to think they were in the box seat when Tony Abbott was PM. It's to Turnbull's credit that he seems to have ignored this - and pressure from the US - to take a decision solely on the merits ...