Never one to stand in the way of antiquated technology, fossil fuel-supporting former prime minister Tony Abbot has now turned his attention to shark nets, calling for them to be reinstated on the NSW North Coast.
AGL has turned down Alinta Energy's $250 million offer to buy the Liddell Power Station and reaffirmed its decision to close the NSW plant in 2022, prompting Tony Abbott to tell PM Malcolm Turnbull to compulsorily acquire it.
So the 30th Newspoll has finally dropped, and as he waits for the mushroom cloud to dissipate, just what will Malcolm Turnbull do to manage the fallout?
Liberal MPs say they are rallying behind the prime minister as Malcolm Turnbull surpasses the poll loss milestone he set for his predecessor Tony Abbott.
Tony Abbott’s bravura performance as a stand-up comic at the Flat Earthers Twilight Home Laugh In, or whatever it was called, deservedly received rave reviews – the consensus was that he was a raving ratbag.
Tim Harrington, Lennox Head. Re: Cameron Bell’s article It couldn’t have happened to a nicer bloke. It must take a highly qualified legal mind to present a judgement that a headbuttee is the person responsible for the headbutt, rather than the headbutter.... Read More →
The media and other politicians have been quick to condemn the headbutt on Tony Abbott. However, in talking with people in cafes, in the street, at work, I have been met with a very different response.
Liberal backbencher Tony Abbott was head-butted by a man he claims was a same-sex marriage supporter in Hobart on Thursday. But his tough old nut survived.
Tony Abbott has warned he'll vote against the coalition government if it tries to legislate a clean energy target, with up to six backbenchers tipped to follow him.
Paul Osborne, Belinda Merhab & Roje Adaimy CANBERRA [AAP] Bill Shorten says Labor will back a move by any federal politician to delay business in parliament if it leads to a vote on gay marriage. The opposition leader on Thursday... Read More →
CANBERRA [AAP] Tony Abbott needs to stop stirring dissent within the Liberals if they want to continue running the country, says new federal party president Nick Greiner. The former NSW premier says the party will lose the next election if... Read More →
Malcolm Turnbull was off in Hamburg, schmoozing his fellow leaders in the hope of getting something – anything – done about North Korea, terrorism, trade, Donald Trump – something – anything.
A senior cabinet minister has delivered the strongest response yet to Tony Abbott over the former prime minister's constant criticisms of the coalition government.
Jennifer Rajca CANBERRA [AAP] Federal cabinet minister Arthur Sinodinos concedes the Liberal party can’t control Tony Abbott. Fresh internal tensions have emerged after the former prime minister made a number of pointed speeches over the past week. ‘If you’re the... Read More →
If Tony Abbott was still playing his favourite sport of rugby union, he would now be sitting on the sideline nursing a yellow card. Actually, of course, he would have been expelled from the team long ago for consistent disloyalty and indiscipline.
Tony Abbott says he's in no hurry to leave public life because Australia needs strong conservative voices and less compromise from government.
Tony Abbott is winning. Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s report on energy is not yet dead, buried and cremated, but Abbott and his gang of avid colliers have already left it struggling on life support.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott used a party room meeting on the Finkel review to grandstand over the issue of coal-fired power to the point he had to be shouted down by a colleague, The Guardian reports.
Malcolm Turnbull likes to describe himself as a technology agnostic. As with many of his other utterances, this is not to be taken literally; our prime minister is not wrestling with the problem of whether technology actually exists or not. After all, Turnbull is the master of innovation.
For most of the time, it hadn’t been a bad week for Malcolm Turnbull. For starters, it was a non-sitting week, which meant that he didn’t have to spend much public time with the bumblers, urgers and saboteurs sitting around him on the government benches.
Mungo MacCallum Andrew Bolt, Alan Jones and their armies of orcs have won. For months, years even, they inveighed against Malcolm Turnbull, vowing to destroy him, swearing mighty oaths that he must never become prime minister. They formed barricades around... Read More →
There was great jubilation last week at the news that Tony Abbott would nominate again for Warringah, with a view to remaining in parliament more or less forever.
Mungo: Tony Abbott has developed a new strategy to solve the problems of the Middle East: put in the boot. Quite a few boots, actually; boots on the ground.
The verdict was swift and unequivocal. According to Newspoll, some 62 per cent of voters thought that the replacement of Tony Abbott by Malcolm Turnbull was a good thing.
Tony Abbott says he wasn't warned by anyone of the impending leadership challenge, which resulted in his removal as prime minister.