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Melbourne Univ. Publishing, Dec 17, 2009 - Political Science - 224 pages
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.

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Battlelines ( 2009 ) by Tony Abbott is an interesting, well written book that is rare in Australian political books in that it is also a book that is of interest for the future, not just the past. It ... Read full review


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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.

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