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Battlelines /
Tony Abbott.
edition
Updated ed.
imprint
Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2009.
description
xiv, 210 p.
ISBN
0522857744 (pbk), 9780522857740 (pbk)
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imprint
Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2009.
isbn
0522857744 (pbk)
9780522857740 (pbk)
catalogue key
7042244
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Tony Abbott is the Leader of the Liberal Party From 2004 to 2007 he was Minister for Health and Ageing in the Howard Government and Leader of the House of Representatives in the Federal Parliament. Since 1994 he has been the Member for Warringah, New South Wales, in the House of Representatives. He has written two books in defence of Australia's existing constitutional system, The Minimal Monarchy and How to Win the Constitutional War.
Summaries
Main Description
Liberal Party leader and parliamentary pugilist Tony Abbott offers a frank analysis of the way forward for the Liberal Party. Here he draws lessons from the dying days of the Howard Government, and gives his views on his contemporaries, including Kevin Rudd, Peter Costello, Julia Gillard and Malcolm Turnbull. In Battlelines, Abbott looks at the values and instincts that drive the Liberal Party and proposes policy that the party should adopt. This is the often humorous story of his own political development. He describes the truth about politicians' lives; his 'days from hell'; insider moments from the halls of power; and how a would-be priest believed he had fathered an unknown son. Battlelines outlines a state of play for the Liberal Party, cementing Tony Abbott's reputation as one of the Liberal Party's most interesting thinkers and fearless advocates.
Main Description
Liberal Party leader and parliamentary pugilist Tony Abbott offers a frank analysis of the way forward for the Liberal Party. Here he draws lessons from the dying days of the Howard Government, and gives his views on his contemporaries, including Kevin Rudd, Peter Costello, Julia Gillard and Malcolm Turnbull. In Battlelines, Abbott looks at the values and instincts that drive the Liberal Party and proposes policy that the party should adopt. This is the often humorous story of his own political development. He describes the truth about politicians' lives; his 'days from hell'; insider moments from the halls of power; and how a would-be priest believed he had fathered an unknown son. Battlelines outlines a state of play for the Liberal Party, cementing Tony Abbott's reputation as one of the Liberal Party's most interesting thinkers and fearless advocates. Book jacket.
Main Description
New introduction on why good policy matters and why books debating big policy ideas matter. Abbott argues the battle of ideas helps ensure political parties come to power knowing who they are, what they stand for, what the impact of the policies might be and how they can best be implemented. Good policy is 1% headline and 99% implementation u a lesson Labor has failed to heed. Liberal Party leader and parliamentary pugilist Tony Abbott offers a frank analysis of the way forward for the Liberal Party. Here he draws lessons from the dying days of the Howard Government, and gives his views on his contemporaries, including Kevin Rudd, Peter Costello, Julia Gillard and Malcolm Turnbull. In Battlelines, Abbott looks at the values and instincts that drive the Liberal Party and proposes policy that the party should adopt. This is the often humorous story of his own political development. He describes the truth about politicians' lives; his 'days from hell'; insider moments from the halls of power; and how a would-be priest believed he had fathered an unknown son. Battlelines outlines a state of play for the Liberal Party, cementing Tony Abbott's reputation as one of the Liberal Party's most interesting thinkers and fearless advocates.
Main Description
Offering a frank analysis of the way forward for the Australian Liberal Party, this argument draws lessons from the dying days of the Howard Government, presenting its leader's views on his contemporaries, including Kevin Rudd, Peter Costello, Julia Gillard, and Malcolm Turnbull. Examining the values and instincts that drive the party, this analysis also proposes policies that it should adopt. Relating the often humorous story of the author's own political development, this record describes the truth about politicians' lives, the author's "days from hell," insider moments from the halls of power, and how a would-be priest believed he had fathered an unknown son. Outlining a state of play for the Liberal Party, this investigation cements its leader's reputation as one of the organization's most interesting thinkers and fearless advocates.
Main Description
What's next for the conservative side of politics? Where are new battlelines to be drawn? Parliamentary pugilist and senior Liberal party figure Tony Abbott offers a lively and frank examination of the way forward for the Liberal party. Here he reveals insider moments and draws lessons from the dying days of the Howard Government, and offers colourful insights about his contemporaries on both sides of politics. In Battlelines, Abbott looks at the values and instincts that drive the Liberal Party and maps in detail key policy directions that the party might adopt. This is also the often-humorous story of his own political development. How a would-be priest fathered an unknown son; the truth about politicians' lives; his "days from hell"; and his personal dispatches from the halls of power. Battlelines outlines a state of play for the Liberal Party, cementing Tony Abbott's reputation as one of the firmament's most interesting thinkers.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Liberal Politicians Should Write More Booksp. ix
The Making of a Liberal Politicianp. 1
A Tale of Two Governmentsp. 22
What's Right?p. 49
Unfinished Businessp. 80
Australia's Biggest Political Problem and How to Fix Itp. 110
Making the States Do Betterp. 132
If the 2020 Summit Had Been Fair Dinkum …p. 151
Postscript: Days from Hellp. 179
Afterword: A Week Really Can Be a Long Time in Politicsp. 183
Appendix: A Bill to Amend the Constitutionp. 188
Notesp. 193
Referencesp. 197
Indexp. 201
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