Tony Abbott

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Here’s why on Remembrance Day politicians should be kept away from the commemorations | Paul Daley
Look out for talk of the drums of war, and Australian leaders summoning the sacrifices of the dead to justify their strategic decisions

Paul Daley

10, Nov, 2021 @9:12 PM

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Calls for former Australian PMs to stay silent are hypocritical examples of conservative cancel culture | Kevin Rudd
There is great danger in the view that only serving politicians have a place in our public square

Kevin Rudd

09, Nov, 2021 @1:29 AM

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Australia wants deeper energy ties to help Taiwan decarbonise, amid China tensions
Trade minister Dan Tehan sees ‘real opportunities’ to help Taiwan, as he hopes relationship with China has not become permanently adversarial

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Eight years, 20 policies: how Australia’s leaders have fumbled and dithered on climate
How did we get here? And how much has actually changed? Before we look forward to 2050, let’s take a look back …

Amy Remeikis

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Mr Abbott goes to Taiwan: an unofficial message of Australian solidarity?
Beijing was unimpressed but defence experts say the self-described ‘citizen Abbott’ has a point about the threat of conflict

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

15, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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China lambasts Tony Abbott for ‘despicable and insane performance in Taiwan’
Embassy in Canberra describes former Australian PM as ‘a failed and pitiful politician’ after he raised concerns that Beijing ‘could lash out disastrously’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

10, Oct, 2021 @12:00 AM

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Tony Abbott raises fears China ‘could lash out disastrously’ as Taiwan tensions grow
The former Australian prime minister uses a speech in Taipei to call on Beijing to ‘scale back the aggression’

Daniel Hurst in Canberra and Helen Davidson in Taipei

08, Oct, 2021 @11:53 AM

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Tony Abbott tells Taiwan president democracies must ‘stand shoulder to shoulder’ against China
Former prime minister meets Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei and suggests Australia has previously ‘overemphasised fostering democracy’ in China

Daniel Hurst

07, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Tony Abbott says China tensions should not prevent Taiwan joining trade pact
The former PM calls on the Australian government to urge the US to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership and backs the UK to join

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

30, Sep, 2021 @6:24 AM

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The Tampa affair, 20 years on: the ship that capsized Australia’s refugee policy
When a Norwegian freighter rescued 433 asylum seekers from a sinking vessel en route to Christmas Island, it sparked a crisis that led to hardline border policies and indelibly shifted the response to boat arrivals

Ben Doherty

21, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Tony Abbott at odds with Scott Morrison over vaccine mandates for business
Abbott says decisions on mandates should be made by government, not judges, and backs easing lockdowns at 50% vaccination

Paul Karp

13, Aug, 2021 @2:42 AM

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Coalition to spend $19,000 to send Tony Abbott on trade mission to India
Former Australian prime minister has signed a conflict of interest declaration due to his role as a trade adviser to the UK government

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

01, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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