Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, has just been put to the sword. Here’s why

14 September 2015 13:53

Australian conservatives just showed their prime minister all the mercy that a pack of hungry hyenas reserves for zebra prey…

David Cameron must now lead a green Conservative government

1 June 2015 13:36

Those on the left tend to think that British Conservatism is a derivative of US Republicanism. But environmental policy shows…

Is Twitter about to claim its first prime ministerial scalp?

8 February 2015 21:33

Within the next three hours, the seventeen-month reign of Australia’s conservative PM Tony Abbott may come to a crashing close,…

Removing Tony Abbott as Australian Prime Minister is pointless and reckless

8 February 2015 16:57

In the latest issue of Spectator Australia, the leading article lambasts the Australian Liberal Party for trying to remove Prime Minister Tony Abbott:…

Tony Abbott is no common sense speaking politician — just look at his comments on ISIL

17 December 2014 8:01

Wow. Anyone who still harboured the idea that Australia was led by no-nonsense, common sense speaking politicians should look away…

Australia’s Tony Abbott has made history by abolishing the hated carbon tax

17 July 2014 12:56

A few years ago, the conventional wisdom down under held that Tony Abbott and his centre-right Liberal Party were crazy…

Tony Abbott fights the good fight for aborigines’ rights

27 June 2014 9:54

The status of aborigines in Australia has, to be frank, hardly crossed my radar until now. But that was before…

Tony Abbott, the Prime ‘Nerd’ of Australia

13 June 2014 14:25

There are two types of Australian male: the ‘julios’, a modern import who likes soft drinks and hair product, and…

The Royal Family beats Australia’s dreary political class hands down

18 April 2014 9:00

Only a few hours before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in Sydney for the start of their much-hyped…

The Spectator correctly predicted that Australia would regain the Ashes

17 December 2013 15:22

Australia have regained the Ashes, much to the dismay of the British side. But did the Spectator’s Australian edition predict this…

Tony Abbott should lobby David Cameron about the UK’s absurd immigration rules

14 November 2013 11:15

Sydney – Mr Cameron resisted the calls to boycott the [Commonwealth Heads of Government] summit and will therefore have a chance…

Live from Tony Abbott’s private suite: his election victory, as it happened.

7 September 2013 13:59

Tom Switzer, editor of the Spectator Australia in Sydney, from Tony Abbott’s private suite: 3.20am (Sydney) 6.20pm (London) Off home…

The Economist, Guardian, New York Times and The Age are wrong about Kevin Rudd

2 September 2013 9:33

The Economist magazine is beginning to look a lot like the Guardian, the New York Times and the Age in…

Will the fraud Kevin Rudd fool Aussies again?

5 August 2013 7:32

It wasn’t long ago that the upcoming federal election in Australia seemed to be Tony Abbott’s to lose. With Julia…

Julia Gillard: Rather More than Just a Man's "Bitch" - Spectator Blogs

9 October 2012 15:20

I have little to say on the subject of the, er, colourful scandal that has been entertaining Australians lately. The…

Gillard’s fractious premiership

7 September 2010 15:02

‘The definition of an Independent Member of Parliament, viz., one that could not be depended upon.’ – Former British prime…

Too close to call Down Under

21 August 2010 16:42

Australia has spoken, but it will take some time to determine what they’ve said. ABC is reporting that Australia is…