Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Photo / AFP

Tony Abbott : Far from immaculate look

  Australia’s Prime Minister TonyAbbott turned mummy’s boy and put the 72-year-old Bronwyn Bishop on “probation”. Photo / AP Tony Abbott once described himself as the ideological love child of prime ministerial predecessor John Howard and his Government’s grand old dame, Bronwyn Bishop. It was a line that made people squirm. Bishop – a theatre […]

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Tony Abbott announced that Australian parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids won’t get taxpayer-funded childcare or welfare benefits

Australian parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids won’t get taxpayer-funded childcare or welfare benefits under the federal Government’s “no jab, no pay” policy. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the policy that denies benefits to anyone who does not immunise their child, unless they are exempted on medical or religious grounds.  Prime Minister Tony Abbott […]

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Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott faces leadership challenge

Government lawmaker Andrew Nikolic told colleagues in an email that the challenge was the “ill-disciplined and self-interested behaviours that the Australian people explicitly rejected in 2013.” “Your actions are disappointing and divisive,” Nikolic told Simpkins in an email copied to other Liberal lawmakers. “You do not have my support for this.” Government lawmaker Dennis Jensen, […]

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Tony Abbott tells his MPs,Hold your horses, but have they already bolted?

Tony Abbott tried his best yesterday to appease disaffected Coalition backbenchers, as well as ordinary Australians ” but more bad polls, on top of Saturday’s disastrous Queensland election result, only served to heighten leadership speculation. In a speech to the National Press Club billed as “make-or-break”, the Prime Minister offered policy retreats, sweeteners and promises […]

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