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#Tony Abbott

# tony-abbott - Friday 22 September, 2017

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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?

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

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

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

Australia has withdrawn its ambassador, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott says relations between the two nations have entered a ‘dark hour’.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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

# tony-abbott - Monday 9 March, 2015

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

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

# tony-abbott - Friday 21 November, 2014

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

# tony-abbott - Friday 3 October, 2014

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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'

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

Australian PM Kevin Rudd concedes election to this man

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

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"

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

Australian opposition leader apologises to PM in fresh sexism row

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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