Tony Abbott biography and facts

Politician from Australia

Tony Abbott 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. Following the 2001 Election, he took on the additional roles of Leader of the House of Representatives and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the  ( Wikipedia )

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Personal facts

Known as
Anthony John "Tony" Abbott
Date of birth
1957-11-04
Place of birth
London
Nationality
Australia
Spouse(s)
Margaret Aitken
Children
Bridget Abbott Frances Abbott Louise Abbott
Profession
Politician

Employment

Company Job title From To
Pioneer Concrete Plant Manager
Australians for Constitutional Monarchy Executive Director 1993 1994
J. R. Hewson Press Secretary 1990 1993

Political career

Party From To
Liberal Party of Australia

Education

Institution From To
University of Sydney 1976 1981
University of Oxford
University of Sydney 1976 1979
St Aloysius' College
St Ignatius' College, Riverview

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