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#Tony Abbott

# tony-abbott - Friday 22 September, 2017

Former Australian leader 'headbutted' on heated same-sex marriage campaign trail
# Tony Abbott
# Tony Abbott

Former Australian leader 'headbutted' on heated same-sex marriage campaign trail

Sep 22nd 2017, 8:28 AM 17,426 Views 0 Comments

Former prime minister Tony Abbott is a prominent opponent of the campaign for same-sex marriage in Australia.

# tony-abbott - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum
# Explainer
# Explainer

Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum

Sep 12th 2017, 10:32 AM 21,435 Views 98 Comments

There’s support for a change – but the process begins with a non-binding postal vote.

# tony-abbott - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

"The suppository of all wisdom": Australia's gaffe-prone Tony Abbott - in his own words
# Hey Abbott
# Hey Abbott

"The suppository of all wisdom": Australia's gaffe-prone Tony Abbott - in his own words

Sep 15th 2015, 6:15 PM 17,252 Views 21 Comments

The just-replaced prime minister has dropped quite a few clangers over the years.

# tony-abbott - Monday 14 September, 2015

This man is about to become Australia's new prime minister
# Long Way To The Top
# Long Way To The Top

This man is about to become Australia's new prime minister

Sep 14th 2015, 1:08 PM 24,306 Views 51 Comments

Tony Abbott lost the top job after he was ousted by his own party.

# tony-abbott - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

"A terrorists' picnic" - This Australian minister is dead against sending food hampers to Syria
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

"A terrorists' picnic" - This Australian minister is dead against sending food hampers to Syria

Aug 18th 2015, 10:23 AM 11,944 Views 71 Comments

Julie Bishop was arguing for more air strikes.

# tony-abbott - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Australia might get to vote on same-sex marriage - on one condition
# Big Discussion
# Big Discussion

Australia might get to vote on same-sex marriage - on one condition

Aug 12th 2015, 9:27 AM 16,878 Views 83 Comments

It all depends on the next parliament.

# tony-abbott - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Hopes that Ireland's marriage equality vote would spread worldwide have suffered a setback
# Voted Down Under
# Voted Down Under

Hopes that Ireland's marriage equality vote would spread worldwide have suffered a setback

Aug 11th 2015, 6:41 PM 17,595 Views 26 Comments

Ireland’s referendum has been a feature of the Australian debate.

# tony-abbott - Friday 12 June, 2015

Did Australia bribe people smugglers to turn their boat around?
# Keeping Schtum
# Keeping Schtum

Did Australia bribe people smugglers to turn their boat around?

Jun 12th 2015, 4:30 PM 12,350 Views 46 Comments

The country’s prime minister won’t say.

# tony-abbott - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Ireland may have said Yes to gay marriage, but Australia won't be following suit
# No Vote
# No Vote

Ireland may have said Yes to gay marriage, but Australia won't be following suit

May 24th 2015, 7:34 AM 36,835 Views 66 Comments

Gay marriage was explicitly outlawed in Australia in 2004.

# tony-abbott - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Three-bomb Mother's Day terror plot by teenager foiled in Melbourne
# Terror Threat
# Terror Threat

Three-bomb Mother's Day terror plot by teenager foiled in Melbourne

May 9th 2015, 7:21 AM 14,825 Views 32 Comments

Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested.

# tony-abbott - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Seven foreigners condemned to death sang hymns before being executed by firing squad
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Seven foreigners condemned to death sang hymns before being executed by firing squad

Apr 29th 2015, 8:33 AM 25,941 Views 88 Comments

Australia has withdrawn its ambassador, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott says relations between the two nations have entered a ‘dark hour’.

# tony-abbott - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Australian Prime Minister tells EU to 'stop the boats' as hundreds more migrants die
# Drownings
# Drownings

Australian Prime Minister tells EU to 'stop the boats' as hundreds more migrants die

Apr 21st 2015, 8:26 PM 15,236 Views 128 Comments

Not everyone is happy about Tony Abbott’s comments.

# tony-abbott - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Enda tells Australian PM: We don't all get drunk on St Patrick's Day
# So There
# So There

Enda tells Australian PM: We don't all get drunk on St Patrick's Day

Mar 17th 2015, 7:58 AM 23,670 Views 86 Comments

The Taoiseach was responding to Tony Abbott’s poorly received comments about Ireland.

# tony-abbott - Friday 13 March, 2015

Australian Prime Minister chomps down on raw onion with the skin still on
# No
# No

Australian Prime Minister chomps down on raw onion with the skin still on

Mar 13th 2015, 1:39 PM 16,347 Views 19 Comments

He said it was better than any other onions he tasted for a long time…

# tony-abbott - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Poll: The Australian PM's Paddy's Day message seems a little patronising ... What do you think?
# Hey Abbott
# Hey Abbott

Poll: The Australian PM's Paddy's Day message seems a little patronising ... What do you think?

Mar 12th 2015, 10:08 PM 41,894 Views 98 Comments

“Indeed, it’s been said of us that the English made the laws, the Scots made the money, and the Irish made the songs.”

The Australian Prime Minister's St. Patrick's Day message is one of the cringiest yet
# Top O The Mornin To Ya
From The Daily Edge
# Top O The Mornin To Ya

The Australian Prime Minister's St. Patrick's Day message is one of the cringiest yet

Mar 12th 2015, 1:52 PM 4,092 Views 3 Comments

Begorra begosh lads.

# tony-abbott - Monday 9 March, 2015

We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM
# Southern Hospitality
# Southern Hospitality

We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM

Mar 9th 2015, 1:15 PM 16,784 Views 94 Comments

It comes after the United Nations declared the country’s policies inhumane.

# tony-abbott - Monday 9 February, 2015

Australia's PM: 'We've bitten off more than we could chew'
# All Abbott Dat Bass
# All Abbott Dat Bass

Australia's PM: 'We've bitten off more than we could chew'

Feb 9th 2015, 8:07 AM 11,790 Views 47 Comments

The controversial PM has been fighting for his job.

# tony-abbott - Friday 6 February, 2015

Australian prime minister could be ousted ... for giving knighthood to Prince Philip
# Tony Abbott
# Tony Abbott

Australian prime minister could be ousted ... for giving knighthood to Prince Philip

Feb 6th 2015, 10:04 AM 14,702 Views 37 Comments

Some Liberal Party MPs have said they don’t want a leadership vote as it could turn into “a horror movie”.

# tony-abbott - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Colleen McCullough, who wrote the hugely successful book 'The Thorn Birds', has died
# RIP
# RIP

Colleen McCullough, who wrote the hugely successful book 'The Thorn Birds', has died

Jan 29th 2015, 4:49 PM 9,799 Views 10 Comments

The internationally acclaimed Australian author died in hospital.

# tony-abbott - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

'She was destined to change the world': Families mourn Australian siege heroes
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

'She was destined to change the world': Families mourn Australian siege heroes

Dec 23rd 2014, 9:34 AM 12,414 Views 14 Comments

Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson were laid to rest today.

# tony-abbott - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Mother of children found stabbed to death in Australia is arrested
# Murder
# Murder

Mother of children found stabbed to death in Australia is arrested

Dec 20th 2014, 7:46 PM 80,192 Views 69 Comments

The children ranged in age from 18 months to 15 years.

# tony-abbott - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

New footage emerges of police storming Sydney siege café with sniper waiting opposite
# Fatal Raid
# Fatal Raid

New footage emerges of police storming Sydney siege café with sniper waiting opposite

Dec 17th 2014, 2:04 PM 14,172 Views 43 Comments

The Australian Prime Minster has promised an urgent inquiry into why Man Haron Monis was not under surveillance.

Australian PM: 'I will not rest until the public is as safe as possible'
# Sydney Siege
# Sydney Siege

Australian PM: 'I will not rest until the public is as safe as possible'

Dec 17th 2014, 7:05 AM 3,468 Views 36 Comments

An inquiry will also take place into action by police prior to the siege.

# tony-abbott - Monday 15 December, 2014

Rupert Murdoch tweets 'congrats' to his newspaper after 'bloody outcome' to Sydney siege

Rupert Murdoch tweets 'congrats' to his newspaper after 'bloody outcome' to Sydney siege

Dec 15th 2014, 10:08 PM 20,655 Views 59 Comments

The Australian-born media magnate has been criticised by some for being insensitive.

# tony-abbott - Friday 21 November, 2014

Ireland v Australia: 11 battles that will be settled once and for all by sport tomorrow
# Skippy V Fungi
From The42
# Skippy V Fungi

Ireland v Australia: 11 battles that will be settled once and for all by sport tomorrow

Nov 21st 2014, 9:30 PM 35,467 Views 54 Comments

It’s going to be carnage.

# tony-abbott - Friday 3 October, 2014

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq
# Air Strikes
# Air Strikes

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq

Oct 3rd 2014, 9:12 AM 6,793 Views 68 Comments

The country’s cabinet today approve the deployment of special forces and military air strikes.

# tony-abbott - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State - but not for combat
# This Is War
# This Is War

Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State - but not for combat

Sep 14th 2014, 12:49 PM 8,180 Views 71 Comments

400 air personnel and about 200 military personnel followed a formal request from Washington for Australia to contribute to the international coalition.

# tony-abbott - Friday 12 September, 2014

Australia warns "terrorist attack is likely" over fears of returning jihadists
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Australia warns "terrorist attack is likely" over fears of returning jihadists

Sep 12th 2014, 8:19 AM 12,039 Views 63 Comments

The Australian Prime Minister said that the level equals to the terror threat level in the United Kingdom.

# tony-abbott - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Couple charged with theft from passengers of missing flight MH370
# MH370
# MH370

Couple charged with theft from passengers of missing flight MH370

Aug 21st 2014, 10:58 AM 16,106 Views 10 Comments

Yesterday, Australia’s Prime Minister says there is still “a reasonable chance” of finding the plane.

# tony-abbott - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Shelling hampers search as experts continue to scour MH17 site
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Shelling hampers search as experts continue to scour MH17 site

Aug 2nd 2014, 1:42 PM 6,645 Views 78 Comments

Armed rebel fighters have remained at the scene to keep an eye on the gathered journalists.

# tony-abbott - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Australian PM says sorry for sex line wink
# Hey Prime Minister
# Hey Prime Minister

Australian PM says sorry for sex line wink

May 22nd 2014, 1:15 PM 20,168 Views 62 Comments

Tony Abbott was filmed winking at an interviewer, as a caller to a phone-in show told him she had taken up work with a sex line to make ends meet.

# tony-abbott - Saturday 19 April, 2014

MH370 search: "We have pursued every possible lead presented to us at this stage"
# Critical Juncture
# Critical Juncture

MH370 search: "We have pursued every possible lead presented to us at this stage"

Apr 19th 2014, 3:29 PM 12,435 Views 45 Comments

Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the search is at a “very critical juncture”.

# tony-abbott - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Abbott sworn in as Australia's new Prime Minister
# Australia
# Australia

Abbott sworn in as Australia's new Prime Minister

Sep 18th 2013, 7:49 AM 3,262 Views 29 Comments

Abbott immediately ordered that the country’s carbon tax be scrapped, and asylum-seeker boats be halted.

# tony-abbott - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Tony Abbott channels Enda and declares: 'Australia is open for business'
# Inner Enda
# Inner Enda

Tony Abbott channels Enda and declares: 'Australia is open for business'

Sep 7th 2013, 2:33 PM 11,348 Views 45 Comments

“Ireland is open for business,” the Taoiseach has declared on many, many occasions.

Australian PM Kevin Rudd concedes election to this man
# Australia
# Australia

Australian PM Kevin Rudd concedes election to this man

Sep 7th 2013, 1:00 PM 15,927 Views 89 Comments

The Conservative challenger Tony Abbott has ousted Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd as millions of Australians voted overnight.

# tony-abbott - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Column: Australian politics is at a crossroads – a fact belied by a lacklustre election campaign
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Australian politics is at a crossroads – a fact belied by a lacklustre election campaign

Sep 5th 2013, 7:10 AM 9 Views 53 Comments

Thousands of young Irish men and women in Australia on working visas are becoming caught up in an ugly xenophobic campaign about keeping jobs for locals, writes NSW Senator Ursula Stephens.

# tony-abbott - Friday 23 August, 2013

Favourite in Australian election wants to buy Indonesian "smuggler boats"
# Immigration
# Immigration

Favourite in Australian election wants to buy Indonesian "smuggler boats"

Aug 23rd 2013, 4:04 PM 6,943 Views 8 Comments

Tony Abbott wants Australia to pay “wardens” in Indonesian villages as well as bounty payments to curb immigration into Australia.

# tony-abbott - Friday 14 June, 2013

Updated: DJ sacked after he asked the Australian PM if her partner is gay
# Australia
# Australia

Updated: DJ sacked after he asked the Australian PM if her partner is gay

Jun 14th 2013, 10:14 AM 22,310 Views 92 Comments

Howard Sattler’s questioning of Julia Gillard has caused controversy.

# tony-abbott - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Australian opposition leader apologises to PM in fresh sexism row
# Australia
# Australia

Australian opposition leader apologises to PM in fresh sexism row

Oct 23rd 2012, 11:46 AM 5,793 Views 25 Comments

Tony Abbott apologised over remarks about the government being inexperienced when it comes to having babies, a veiled dig at childless prime minister Julia Gillard.

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