Each week Tony Abbott and Daniel Wild discuss mainstream Australian values, the Australian way of life and Australian culture.
How we will revive Australia
Australia's Heartland with Tony Abbott episode 7
This week former Prime Minister and IPA Distinguished Fellow Tony Abbott and the IPA's Director of the Centre for the Australian Way of Life Daniel Wild discuss why Australians should be hopeful about the future; why national-self confidence is the first line of defense in any potential future conflict; and Tony shares with us a special story about his time as a fire-fighter and how it has made him a better person. Plus, Tony takes your questions, including on the CFMMEU freedom protests and mandatory vaccinations.
When is civil disobedience justified?
Australia's Heartland with Tony Abbot ep. 6
This week former Prime Minister and IPA Distinguished Fellow Tony Abbott speaks out about getting dobbed on for not wearing a mask. Tony also says that there is absolutely no health justification for wearing a mask outdoors, and gives his opinion on if civil disobedience is the right thing to do when laws are so bad, unjust, and arbitrary.
Tony also discusses what the departure of Joel Fitzgibbon from the working-class seat of Hunter means for the future of representation of mainstream Australians, and why Kristina Keneally being parachuted from the affluent northern Sydney beaches to the western suburbs of Sydney makes a "mockery" of Labor party democracy.
Australia‘s Heartland with Tony Abbott: Australia‘s quest for meaning
Tony Abbott opened up about his thoughts on the role of religion in public life, and what his three-years in training to be a priest taught him about life. Tony told me that there is a crisis of meaning in Australia today, particularly amongst the young, which is revealed through their belief in “The Science”, climate cults, and social justice movements. Tony also provided a very strategic assessment of how Big Tech is asserting its influence over our lives, and argues that the Big Tech companies should be regulated as publishers rather than platforms.
Dobbing on your neighbour is not the Australian way
Former Prime Minister and IPA Distinguished Fellow Tony Abbott and IPA director of research Daniel Wild discuss what it says about Australia when neighbours are dobbing and snitching on one another; why conservatives need to engage in the culture war; and how the Australian way of life is being permanently changed by lockdowns. To find out more, go to australia.ipa.org.au.
In government but out of power
This week Tony Abbott provided an enthralling strategic overview of the challenges which conservatives and liberals face in exerting influence over the direction of Australia. Tony reflected on his time as a Minister for Employment Services, Minister for Health, and Prime Minister and observed how conservatives are often in government, but seldom in power.
Tony and I also discussed the influence that the public service and bureaucrats have over ministers and public policy, and the impact that lockdowns have had on small business.
And, as always, Tony and I took your questions in the “Tell Tony Abbott” segment, this week on the influence of “woke capital” – and what we can do about it – and why Australia should remove the ban on nuclear power.
Remember, you can leave your questions for Tony at the Australian Heartland Hotline on 03 9946 4307.
The Australian Way is Democracy and Debate
This week, IPA Distinguished Fellow Tony Abbott AC and IPA Director of Research Daniel Wild discussed what the fracturing on the political right means for the future of Australian democracy; the bipartisan support for lockdowns and when they might finally end; whether it was right to withdraw troops from Afghanistan; and Tony tells us about his favourite moments in parliament, and if he would ever seek to become PM again.
A Great Australian
A very enjoyable podcast with a principled man, who has thought deeply about his position and that of his country.
Tony should form a Conservative party and shut down Federation which is failing miserably. Two tiers - National and Regional.