Australia is facing its most significant challenges since World War Two. Geopolitical tensions are increasing, Cultural self-confidence is in decline. The values which define us freedom, democracy, egalitarianism, and sacrifice – are being put to the test. Over this special podcast series Tony and I discuss how Australia can not only survive, but flourish in the decades ahead.
S2E10 Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott - Mortgaging Australia’s Future
This week former prime minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA Tony Abbott, and Deputy Executive Director of the IPA Daniel Wild discuss why the indigenous-only voice to parliament will divide Australians by race and could become the first step to a treaty; what the Labor government's national security priorities should be; and what Tony learned from his experience in government of the challenges to reducing government debt and deficit. This is a production of The Centre for the Australian Way of Life at the Institute of Public Affairs.
To find out more visit www.australia.ipa.org.au
S2E9 Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott - A Blizzard of Environmental Lawfare
IPA Distinguished Fellow Tony Abbott and the IPA's Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discuss why Labor’s climate mandates will, in Tony’s assessment, unleash a blizzard of legal action by green groups against critical resources projects.
Tony also discusses the strategies that he deployed as then leader of the opposition to win the debate about the carbon tax, even when almost every single major institution of our society was on the other side, and what lessons we can draw from this success.
S2E8 Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott - Boris Johnson’s Brexit Legacy
IPA Distinguished Fellow Tony Abbott and the IPA's Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discuss the significant contribution of Shinzo Abe to the global liberal order via his leadership of the Quad security arrangement; what Boris Johnson's legacy will be and what his removal as prime minister means for the future of the UK; and Tony shares his perspective on what Australians should expect from this Labor government once parliament resumes sitting at the end of July.
This is a production of The Centre for the Australian Way of Life at the Institute of Public Affairs. To find out more visit www.australia.ipa.org.au
S2E7 Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott - The Australian Flag is for All Australians
Former prime minister and Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Public Affairs Tony Abbott, and director of research at the IPA Daniel Wild discuss the divisive move by Adam Bandt to refuse to stand in front of the Australian flag at a recent press conference; why a 'treaty' between the Victorian government and indigenous Victorians is dangerous and illiberal; and the ongoing energy crisis and why Australia needs to invest in new coal-fired power stations. This is a production of The Centre for the Australian Way of Life at the Institute of Public Affairs. To find out more visit www.australia.ipa.org.au
S2 Ep6 Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott - An Indigenous Voice Will Divide Australians by Race Forever
Former prime minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA Tony Abbott and IPA director of research Daniel Wild discuss how an Indigenous-only body in parliament would divide Australians by race forever and would become a third chamber of parliament; Australia's emerging energy crisis which is the product of net zero and red tape; why Australians back nuclear power; and Tony shares his thoughts on Peter Dutton's shadow cabinet.
This is product of The Centre for the Australian Way of Life at the Institute of Public Affairs, to find out more visit australia.ipa.org.au
S2 Ep5 Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott - The Future of the Centre-Right in Australia
In this special episode recorded on the Monday after the 2022 federal election, former prime minister and IPA Distinguished Fellow Tony Abbott and IPA director of research Daniel Wild discuss the outcome of the 2022 election and what it means for the future of Australia.
Tony argues that the Liberals should focus on expanding their appeal to those in the outer-suburbs rather than attempting to re-win the inner-city seats lost to teal candidates. As Tony noted, “our voting heartland is shifting from places like Vaucluse (on Sydney’s harbourside) to places like Penrith (in western Sydney)." Australia's Future with Tony Abbott is a production of The Centre for the Australian Way of Life at the Institute of Public Affairs.
To find our more go to australia.ipa.org.au
Finally a politician speaking the truth
Loved this podcast and appreciate Mr Abbott being so frank and honest.
Tony Abbott was a mediocre government minister and one of our worst ever PMs. Very few of us have the luxury of setting our own KPIs, yet Abbott did that and failed miserably and was subsequently sacked by his own team. Abbott is the first to offer advice and lecture others, but he always falls short on delivery himself. He has always set higher standards of behaviour for others than he is prepared to or capable of upholding himself. He says that we should all read the Bible, and he may have done so, but he has never understood the message contained within. He is an intellectual lightweight, yet the pin-up boy of the far right in this country…that says it all. Abbott was born of privilege and he is of the elite, yet he pretends that ‘the elite’ are foreign to him. Like most people on the far right, he only supports capitalism because he and his family are beneficiaries of the system. He claims that those on the right are doers, and those on the left including scientists, engineers and the like are spectators, what an insult to all the hard working people who do not necessarily agree with him. Abbott has never been a builder, he has always been a wrecker who has done very few honest days work in his life. He lectures us about creating more opportunities, yet he devalues the 50% of our country who are female.
Cured my constipation
I have been suffering with constipation ever since I ate 10 blocks of Rolo Family Size with a 3 bottles of Heathcote Shiraz. I thought a trip to the emergency department was to be my only saviour, but NO; John Roskam and Tony Abbott, two of the shallowest, most reactionary, country-reversing imbeciles were here to save the day.
As soon as I started to listen to this tripe, my guts rumbled. They twisted and turned until I was unsure whether my Rolo/Red cocktail would re-emerge from front or back. I switched off my Microsoft Zune and sprinted to the toilet for sweet, sweet relief of a bowl filled with excrement that smelled and sounded very similar to the noises coming from Tony and John’s pie-holes.
Thanks John & Tony. You’re the best cure for constipation ever!