Topic archives: Tony Abbott

Ramsay Centre shows a government focused on the far right, not voters

June 8, 2018 35

When voters want politicians to focus on real-world issues, the government getting hooked on far-right obsessions is a poor look.

Coming up, on the next episode of Ramsay (Centre) Street …

June 7, 2018 8

When last you tuned in, Harold (John Howard) was trying to set up a Methodist Information Centre in the high school. But not everyone's happy about it.

Hang on… did Abbott manufacture this whole Ramsay Centre blow-up?

June 5, 2018 15

The fallout from the Ramsay Centre collapse is in full swing and once loyal comrades are beginning to sharpen their knives -- it's like a scene out of the Bolshevik Russia.

Ramsay Centre collapses under the weight of Western stupidity

June 4, 2018 32

Tony Abbott's support may not have killed the ANU's plans to host the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation, but he and his goon-squad-turned-cheer-squad-on-the-right certainly didn't help.

Rundle: with guardians of Western civilisation like these, who needs barbarians?

May 30, 2018 16

The Tony Abbott-championed Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation will not only be witheringly cynical, but structurally racist as well.

And now some erotic fan fic from the Financial Review

May 18, 2018 7

Abbott's leadership drama has undergone a peculiar transformation in the Fin today, as has Canberra's geography.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: tragedy and farce at the Anzac Day dawn service

May 3, 2018 11

Witnessing the Anzac Day dawn service at Villers Bretonneux was a huge honour, as was awkwardly waiting in line at the portaloo with the next King of England.

Razer: how to tell the baddies from the goodies in this Syria nightmare

April 17, 2018 36

Who are the baddies? Who are the goodies? Are there any goodies at all in this horrifying locus in which even allies clash?

Not all of Turnbull’s problems of his own making

April 13, 2018 11

While Malcolm Turnbull has his flaws, many of the government's problems come from within -- and not just from disaffected former leaders.

Rundle: Abbott is a joke, a backbench gargoyle seemingly addicted to failure

April 6, 2018 22

The recent Monash Forum fiasco suggests that, beyond concrete objectives, Tony Abbott is devoted to the beau idéal of failure.

Abbott and his Monash morons should quit the Libs

April 4, 2018 17

Tony Abbott isn't merely destabilising Malcolm Turnbull, he's trashing his party's values. And his history shows he simply doesn't believe in the most basic ideas of the Liberal Party.

Miranda Devine is trying to make ‘cuckservative’ a thing in Australia

April 4, 2018 25

A debate about whether Australia needs a new Trump is just another platform for Miranda Devine to push her new alt-right vocabulary.

Crikey Worm: Greens push for a publicly owned bank

April 4, 2018 2

Good morning, early birds. Greens leader Richard Di Natalereveals his party's plan to combat unscrupulous behaviour by the big banks. Plus, yet more evidence of Victoria Police brutality comes to light. It's the news you need to know with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: police caught on CCTV beating disability pensioner

April 3, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Victoria Police officers caught on camera "taking down" a disability pensioner. Plus, a merry band of coal-happy backbenchers plan to confront the Prime Minister over his apparent lack of interest in the combustible rock. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Turnbull should learn some lessons from Abbott and Credlin

March 27, 2018 24

Tony Abbott's office while Prime Minister was heavily criticised, but Malcolm Turnbull's is even worse.

Crikey’s depressingly necessary new initiative: ScandalTracker

March 1, 2018 24

It's the tracker you never thought you'd need in a relatively stable western democracy.

Barnaby, Tony and Trump: the toxic trio upstaging Turnbull

February 23, 2018 26

Travelling to Washington won't free the Prime Minister from politically damaging personalities like Barnaby Joyce and Tony Abbott — Donald Trump will be just as damaging.

Sing along if you know the words: Abbott’s greatest hits at the Sydney Institute

February 21, 2018 25

The former front-man played his greatest hits at the Sydney Institute this week, and the routine was tired, stiff, and increasingly irrelevant, writes Margot Saville.

Abbott’s crusade to bring ‘democracy’ back to the Libs is misguided

February 19, 2018 12

The Warringah motion is most commonly spruiked as a way to ensure greater democracy within the Liberal Party by taking a one-member, one-vote approach to preselections. Here's the thing though ...

Why is the government withholding letters Abbott and Turnbull sent to the Queen?

February 16, 2018 5

Like it or not, the Queen is our head of state. The public has a right to know what our leaders are discussing with her.