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Abbott, Hon. Anthony John locked

Born 4 Nov. 1957; s of Richard Abbott and Fay Abbott; m 1988, Margaret Aitken; three d

MP (L) Warringah, New South Wales, since 1994; Prime Minister of Australia, 2013–15; Leader of the Liberal Party, Australia, 2009–15


St Ignatius’ Coll., Riverview; Univ. of Sydney (BEc; LLB); Queen’s Coll., Oxford (Rhodes Schol. 1981; MA PPE)


Journalist and feature writer, The Bulletin and The Australian; Press Sec. and Political Advr to Leader of Opposition, 1990–93; Exec. Dir, Australians for Constitutional Monarchy, 1993–94; Parly Sec. to Minister for Employment, Educn, Trng and Youth Affairs, 1996–98; Minister for Employment Services, 1998–2001, for Employment, Workplace Relns and Small Business, 2001, for Employment and Workplace Relns, 2001–03, asstg Prime Minister for Public Service, 2001–03; Leader, House of Reps, 2001–07; Minister for Health and Ageing, 2003–07; Shadow Minister for Families, Community Services, Indigenous Affairs and Voluntary Sector, then for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2008–09; Leader of the Opposition, 2009–13. Centenary Medal (Australia), 2003


The Minimal Monarch, 1995; How to Win the Constitutional War, 1997; Battlelines, 2009


Parliament House, Canberra, ACT 2600