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Follow Crikey’s latest coverage of Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. Crikey’s Tony Abbott coverage includes independent news, blogs and commentary.


How fares Abbott’s recovery strategy?

Tony Abbott’s recovery hinges on whether he can bribe voters to think more positively about him whenever they stop thinking about national security and focus on issues of greater importance.

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What will be the consequences of Bali Nine pair’s execution?

What will the “consequences” be for Indonesia if it goes ahead with the planned execution of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan? Foreign policy experts weigh in.

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Business as usual won’t work on domestic violence

Politicians have realised that a substantial change is needed on domestic violence policy. But we’re so far behind on the issue we need to do the basics first.

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Abbott’s war-mongering helps no one

Crikey readers have their say on a return to Iraq.

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Mayne: blocking foreign investment? Xu gotta be kidding me!

Why would a supposedly pro-business federal government be so intent on restricting foreign investment in Australia?

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The lie that puts you at risk as Abbott wraps himself in the flag

Australia’s return to Iraq will make us less safe, and is based on a lie. Again.

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Isentia Index: the phoney war inside the government confuses everyone

Australians are tiring of leadership speculation as the media continues to stoke the flames.

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The harsh reality of the death penalty

Crikey readers have their say on Abbott, the death penalty and other issues of the day.

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After another rotten week for Abbott, change can’t come soon enough

Tony Abbott, dogged by misjudgment and poor luck, had a week so bad that some of his colleagues want him gone as soon as possible.

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Poll Bludger: dead-cat bounce for Tony, with Malcolm lurking in the wings

Voters factor in a range of complex information when they answer hypothetical polling questions, and the recent boost in support for the Coalition is obviously good news for the party, but it isn’t necessarily good news for the PM.

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Beecher: Tony Abbott’s fate lies in this man’s hands

The most powerful man in Australian politics is not an elected politician. It’s Chris Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Australian.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: top five moments of political distraction (including the apology)

The government’s reaction to the Forgotten Children report is pure vaudeville — and Gillian Triggs is the villain.

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Attack-mode Abbott raises the tariff walls against foreigners

Tony Abbott is now incapable of any response to policy issues other than attack. Now he’s turned his sights on foreign investment.

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Abbott’s nonsense on encryption

Crikey readers discuss the death of the Right and encryption.

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Coalition contradictions become too many to count

As the Prime Minister tries to dogwhistle his way out of his leadership malaise, the incessant contradictions of the government become too many to track.

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Isentia Index: Media focus on PM’s office remains intense as government sticks to security

Tony Abbott is still the most talked-about pollie in Australia, but for all the wrong reasons.

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Rundle: imploding Right in its Winter Palace turns against the people

Desperate, the Right has fallen back on national security fears and blaming “the mob” for its many misfortunes.

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Abbott’s cavalier disdain for foreign policy will cost lives

Don’t believe everything you read — Tony Abbott’s not doing any better overseas than he is here.

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An informative (but incomplete) reminder of Muslim leaders speaking up clearly

Prime Minister Tony Abbott thinks Muslim community leaders are not vocal enough about condemning terrorism. To help the PM out, Crikey intern Abbey Casey has found numerous examples that say otherwise.

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Abbott’s latest bizarre captain’s call a dog-whistle at cultural trolls

Islamic State is as Islamic as the Liberal Party is liberal — but you wouldn’t know it from Abbott’s dog-whistling.

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Rundle: we are watching the throes of a dying govt, and it is so good

Like Howard in 2007, Abbott is politically dead — he just doesn’t seem to have noticed yet.

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Abbott targets Muslims and backflips on free speech in terrorism statement

The Prime Minister has unveiled a series of legislative measures and attacked the Muslim community in his national security statement.

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Media briefs: Abbott loses The Oz? … mix-ups at The Age … Murdoch’s Prince …

Which News Corp columnists are bagging Abbott, and which ones are holding firm? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: Abbott slurs … Bunnings purrs … Coles Express errs …

The “Open for Business” PM speaks ill of Australian business. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Abbott lies about data retention while the media cuts and pastes

Tony Abbott has raised the data retention debate to a new height of hysteria, and the media is failing to protect itself.

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