Sunday, 10 April 2011

Au Liberal Party Leader Tony Abbott Leader of the Opposition

Tony Abbott was elected to Warringah in the elections in March 1994. Before entering Parliament he was Executive Director of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy 1993-94. From 1990-1993 he was press secretary and political adviser to opposition leader, Dr John Hewson. His previous career was in journalism, he wrote a reporter of 'The Bulletin' and 'The Australian'.

Tony Abbott became leader of the opposition Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia Au, December 1, 2009

In the election of the Howard government in 1996 was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs. In this position he was responsible for creating the successful program for youth Greencorps.

After the 1998 elections was appointed to the new portfolio of Minister for Employment Services. As Minister, he oversaw the development of the network and a major expansion of Work for the Dole.

In January 2001, Tony was promoted to Cabinet as Minister of Employment, the leader of the Liberal Party of Labour Relations and Small Business. After the 2001 elections was appointed Minister of Employment and Workplace Relations, the leader of the Liberal Party of Australia Leader of the House and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister of Civil Service

Tony was appointed Minister of Health and Ageing on 7 October 2003.

After the election in 2007, Tony became Shadow Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Voluntary Sector, followed by the shadow Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. In December 2009 he became leader of the opposition. He has written two books in defense of the existing constitutional system, "The Monarchy minimum" and "How to win the constitutional war." In 2009 he released his latest book Battlelines.



Education:

St. Ignatius Riverview

The University of Sydney

* Economics / Law
* First Grade Rugby
* President of the SRC

Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University

* MA, Politics and Philosophy
* Won two blue boxing
* St. Patrick's Seminary, Manly

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