Tony Abbott Politician

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 4th, 1957
Places lived
London , United Kingdom
pop. 8,308,000 (2013)
Kirribilli House




1. The Queen's College, Oxford Colleges/University

- Master of Arts

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. £
Institution colors
High Street, OX1 4AW - Oxford, South East England
2013. 343
2013. 122
Acceptance rate
2013. 17.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 7.5 K £
2012. 9 K £
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended The Queen's College, Oxford connected by profession and/or age

b. 1962., Politician
b. 1956., Politician
b. 1930., Politician
b. 1971., Politician
b. 1969., Politician
b. 1773., Politician
b. 1617., Politician
b. 1968., Politician

2. St John's College, University of Sydney Colleges/University

1976 - 1981 Bachelor of Laws
1976 - 1979 Bachelor of Economics

St John's College, or the College of St John the Evangelist, is a residential College within the University of Sydney.

University of Sydney, H2 8A Missenden Road, 2050 - Sydney, New South Wales
Official web page
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People attended St John's College, University of Sydney connected by profession and/or age

b. 1965., Politician
b. 1932., Judge
b. 1983., Rugby Player

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.

Type Independent school
Institution colors
47 Upper Pitt Street, 2061 - Milsons Point, New South Wales
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career

People attended St Aloysius' College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1897., Politician
b. 1965., Politician
b. 1979., Scriptwriter
b. 1976., Athlete
b. 1988., Rugby Player
b. 1931., Professor
b. 1927., Organization leader
b. 1897., Actor

4. Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview Day school

- 1987

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.

Type Private school
Institution colors
Tambourine Bay Road, Lane Cove, 2066 - Sydney, New South Wales
Official web page
Wikipedia article

People attended Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview connected by profession and/or age

b. 1923., Politician
b. 1970., Politician
b. 1990., Rugby Player
b. 1977., Australian Rules Footballer
b. 1986., Rugby Player
b. 1977., Athlete
b. 1886., Athlete
b. 1974., Athlete

5. St Patrick's Seminary Colleges/University

1984 -

St Patrick's Seminary, Manly was the leading seminary of the Australian Catholic Church from its foundation in 1889 to its closure in 1995.

3183 - Sydney, New South Wales
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People attended St Patrick's Seminary connected by profession and/or age

b. 1941.


Company Founded Positions
Pioneer Concrete
Plant Manager
J. R. Hewson
Press Secretary
1990 - 1993
Australians for Constitutional Monarchy
Executive Director
1993 - 1994
Official site

Political engagements

Liberal Party of Australia

Geographic scope





Official web page

Social media

Wikipedia article

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.

Other members

born 1955
born 1955
born 1956
born 1956
born 1958
born 1958
born 1958
born 1959

Goverment positions 5

Member of the Australian Parliament


Legislative sessions

37th Australian Parliament
38th Australian Parliament
39th Australian Parliament
40th Australian Parliament
41st Australian Parliament
42nd Australian Parliament

Area represented

Division of Warringah

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.

Other position holders


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




Official web page

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.

Other position holders


Shadow Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs


Shadow Minister for Families, Community Services, Indigenous Affairs and the Voluntary Sector



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