Tony Abbott Politician
Anthony John "Tony" Abbott (born 4 November 1957) is the Leader of the Opposition in the Australian House of Representatives and federal leader of the centre-right Liberal Party of Australia. Abbott has represented the seat of Warringah since the 1994 by-election. Prior to entering the Australian Parliament, Abbott studied for a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws at Sydney University and for a Master of Arts as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He later trained as a seminarian and worked as a journalist, business manager, political advisor and Executive Director of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy. Abbott has also been an author, ultramarathon runner and member of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. Abbott served in the Howard Government as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs from 1996-1998 and Minister for Employment Services from 1998-2001. He joined the Howard Cabinet in 2001 as Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business.
|Date of birth|
|November 4th, 1957|
1. The Queen's College, Oxford Colleges/University
The Queen's College, founded 1341, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Queen's is centrally situated on the High Street, with 18th-century architecture. The college had an estimated financial endowment of £131m as of 2006.
2013. 201 mil. £
2006. 131 mil. £
2013. 17.0 %
2014. 7.5 K £
2012. 9 K £
|Official web page||www.queens.ox.ac.uk|
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2. St John's College, University of Sydney Colleges/University
St John's College, or the College of St John the Evangelist, is a residential College within the University of Sydney.
|Official web page||www.stjohnscollege.edu.au|
3. St Aloysius' College Day school
St Aloysius' College is an independent, Catholic, day school for boys, located in Milsons Point, a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
|Official web page||www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au|
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4. Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview Day school
Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview is a Roman Catholic, day and boarding school for boys, located in Riverview, a small suburb situated on the Lane Cove River on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
|Official web page||www.riverview.nsw.edu.au|
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5. St Patrick's Seminary Colleges/University
St Patrick's Seminary, Manly was the leading seminary of the Australian Catholic Church from its foundation in 1889 to its closure in 1995.
People attended St Patrick's Seminary connected by profession and/or age
J. R. Hewson
1990 - 1993
Australians for Constitutional Monarchy
1993 - 1994
Liberal Party of Australia
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The Liberal Party of Australia is one of the two major Australian political parties. Founded in 1945 to replace the United Australia Party and its predecessors, the centre-right Liberal Party competes with the centre-left Labor Party. Federally, the Liberal Party runs in a Coalition with the National Party, the Northern Territory Country Liberal Party, and Queensland Liberal branch the Liberal National Party. Except for a few short periods, the Liberal Party and its predecessors have operated in similar coalitions since the 1920s. In Australia, the term liberalism refers to centre-right classical liberalism. Party ideology has therefore been referred to as liberalism, distinct from its meaning in some countries, but also as conservatism, which features strongly in party ideology. The Liberal Party is a supporter of economic liberalism. Party founder Robert Menzies, UAP Prime Minister from 1939–41 and Liberal Prime Minister from 1949–66, and John Howard, Liberal Prime Minister from 1996–2007, were Australia's two longest serving Prime Ministers.
Goverment positions 5
Member of the Australian Parliament
An Australian Federal MP is a member of the Australian House of Representatives.Please use this title instead of the more general Member of Parliament.
Leader of the House
The [In the Parliament of Australia, the Leader of the House in the House of Representatives is the government minister responsible for the management of government business, involving such matters as: the order in which Government issues are to be dealt with tactical matters in reaction to impediments to such management negotiation with the Opposition's counterpart about the order in which bills are to be debated, and time allotted for debate. As the Australian Parliament is bicameral, the Leader of the House must also be aware of developments in the Senate, for example, in order to anticipate whether a bill may be returned to the House with amendments. The office was instituted in 1951 by the Prime Minister at the time, Robert Menzies. The current Leader of the House is the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP. The current Deputy Leader of the House is the Hon. Luke Hartsuyker MP.
Prime Minister of Australia
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The Prime Minister of Australia is the highest minister of the Crown, leader of the Cabinet and head of government, holding office on commission from the Governor-General of Australia. The office of Prime Minister is, in practice, the most powerful political office in Australia. Despite being at the apex of executive government in the country, the office is not mentioned in the Constitution of Australia and it exists through an unwritten political convention. By convention, the prime minister is the leader of the political party or coalition with majority support in the House of Representatives. However, there is no requirement that the prime minister sit in the House of Representatives, or even be a member of parliament. The only case where a member of the Senate was appointed prime minister was John Gorton, who subsequently resigned his Senate position and was elected as a member of the House of Representatives. The current Prime Minister is Tony Abbott, the leader of the Coalition and the Liberal Party of Australia, after the Coalition defeated the Australian Labor Party at the 2013 federal election.