Tag Archives: Tony Abbott

Mark Latham on Tony Abbott

The following article appeared in the Daily Telegraph 26 November 2017.  It is also on Mark Latham’s Outsiders website. It is sound advice for Turnbull whose vanity will be an immovable obstacle to following it. Latham could have added that … Continue reading

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Recalling criticisms of Prime Minister Tony Abbott

What contribution did criticism by ‘friends’ make to the political assassination of Tony Abbott? Surely friends’ criticism had to be sound and constructive, and not a help to those treacherous party subversives who wanted Abbott gone no matter what.  Andrew … Continue reading

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That Knighthood and Tony Abbott’s ideas on cultural links

Media commentators in Australia who describe themselves as conservative or are described by others as conservative joined the media frenzy in response to Tony Abbott’s awarding a knighthood to Prince Philip. In the main, the reasons for their outrage and … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott and the Left’s postmodernist fog

Questions continue to be raised about Tony Abbott’s political position. One leftist critic from his student days said no one knew what Abbott ‘stood for’. Others, including a well-known political commentator, have questioned his conservative credentials. In 2013, I took … Continue reading

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Recalling the hysteria around the knighthood

In January 2015, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced two Knighthoods, one for the Duke of Edinburgh, the other for former Defence Chief Angus Houston. The media reported them as Imperial Knighthoods in a newly established Imperial Knighthood system. The Knighthoods … Continue reading

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Recalling the assassination of Prime Minister Tony Abbott

I intend to re-post on this website some of the comments and essays I had posted on another website (they are no longer there). These are comments and essays that I consider important for the understanding of and application of … Continue reading

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Labor MP Kate Ellis gives in to a mother’s natural feeling

Labor Shadow Minister for Early Education, Kate Ellis, has announced her decision to leave parliament at the next election. The Australian reported her reasons: ‘In a letter sent to constituents today, Ms Ellis said one of the principal reasons for … Continue reading

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The break with Edmund Burke’s Club

A number of people have contacted me to ask why I suddenly parted company with Edmund Burke’s Club after having put so much time and effort into building and promoting the organization. One surprised correspondent said that I was the … Continue reading

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The Peta Credlin Phenomenon

Tuesday September 13 was the Ides of September and the first anniversary of the secret meeting of Liberal Party conspirators at the house of MP Peter Hendy. The feature of that meeting of treachery was that the leading conspirator, the … Continue reading

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‘Gay marriage must be accepted’

Under the headline ‘Gay marriage vote must be accepted: Abbott’, 27 September 2016, the popular news website news.com.au informed its readers: Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has issued a message to politicians on all sides of parliament about a proposed … Continue reading

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