In a lot of ways Mr. Abbott’s loss at this election says it all

I can think of no other person on any side of politics as dedicated to public service and the public good. Without a press release he volunteers for fires, life-saving – works with Aboriginal communities – and always has and no doubt always will.

He has a moral stand point which we may not necessarily agree with but he has one. Name another politician you would trust to follow his philosophy above his politics.  

And now primarily due to a campaign funded by the Turnbulls and Labor’s Get-up the people of Warringah have taken him out of the game.  The electorate he has been dedicated to for half his life. 

Qualified like few others – Sydney University, Rhodes Scholar to Oxford University with degrees covering economics, law, politics and philosophy . . . and if you ask the average Australian their first comment will be “budgie smugglers”. Not sure who is more culpable – media positioning or their shallow audience.

Mr. Abbott made some dumb decisions – don’t we all — but always as part of a strong belief system that he believed would benefit Australia. 

Very few Australian politicians – current or past – could be trusted to do what they thought was right and not expedient. Mr. Howard occasionally, Ted Mack always – I’m sure there was another – possibly Kim Beasley – but Mr. Abbott was the stand-out and his honesty and influence will be missed.

After the fact discussions today are all about a new wave of politics – out with the old and in with a new generation. Where does that work? Not on this planet.

Generally we don’t need professional politicians in charge – we need train drivers and shop keepers and people who work for a living and are in touch with people. Mr. Abbott is the exception. A professional politician – but one who worked hard at being an Australian – helping out – caring and believing in something more than the latest lobbyist’s offer or focus group.

First his Party lost the plot, now Warringah – its a pattern where the quality of what we are left with is not what we need. It might be what we deserve, but not what we need. Honesty, personal and moral strength, an integrity that can’t be bought and an abiding love for Australia – harder to find by the day. 

Perhaps we have created a political system that has no place for people who care about Australia. 

Mr. Abbott will be missed.

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Decent pollie

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Fear not good people Abbott has, as far as I can tell, not retired from politics by any means and will contest Warringah at the next Federal Election and will trounce Steggall and I predict that he will be PM again.

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Nice article on Mr Abbott and thank you. I am an unashamed supporter of Tony Abbott and regard him highly. I cannot understand the completely unhinged and lunatic attacks that this man has to endure along with his family members from the left. I read once that you can judge a man by the enemies he has. As far as I am concerned Tony Abbott has all the right enemies. His qualities, character and strength are far more superior than those he opposes and especially those who purport to be on his side. He is a volunteer surf life save,… Read more »

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New post up

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Sly grog in Aurukun.

Get the tinnie spruced up……we have work to do.

The Weekend Australian established that a can of full-strength beer went for $10, a 700ml bottle of rum for $350.

That’s a compelling business case.

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I received the latest copy of Battlelines from Tony Abbott, he’ll be back in 2022.

In fact he isn’t going away.

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So when is Anthony’s High Court appearance scheduled?

Italian birthright citizenship inquiry.

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We sure dodged a bullet in rejecting a Labor government. Just look at the arrogance of these people: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7051833/Labor-mocked-Liberals-Chris-Bowens-Suits-style-photo.html

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First big test of the “new” gummint .. how much money do “we” throw at Mt. Agung now that naughty tor has started belching carbon dioxide fumes without any consideration for “gerbil werming”!

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In Melbourne’s Herald -Sun this morning. Garry Ablett Snr to be investigated for Rape in the 70’s.Are Vicpol clearing the decks before tackling you know who ???????

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It is put out that 65% public support for an Olympics bid in 2032. I wonder if the research was conducted by the companies that were doing the polling for the election?

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Jeff of FNQ posted.

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Theresa May now and Zali Steggall in three years fulfilling the natural order of things.
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Ever noticed how many dedicated Gangrenes take off to Bali and Thailand among other destinations – Saving the World??? Bigger carbon foot prints than most.

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“Ep. 987 It’s Go Time! The Dan Bongino Show 5/24/2019.”
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If you ever wondered what Socialists think of democracy you only have to look to their reactions to recent events..election of Trump, Brexit, election of Morrison (including the nastiness in Warringah), climate reversals (particularly with reviews) and the tantrums that were thrown after it became know the status quo was to be challenged. They really do abuse the system.

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TRUMPY GOT IT RIGHT ON THERESA MAY

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Well I don’t know if this has been posted before but I have just been reading it, The COMMENTS are PRICELESS

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Australia doesn’t understand the difference between a leader and a follower. Abbott is a leader, other politicians follow the Australian “mob” to stay in power.

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