The Hon Tony Abbott MP Leader of the Opposition

Leader of the Opposition
Address to the National Press Club
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm
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Tony Abbott was elected Member for Warringah at a by-election in March 1994. Prior to entering Parliament he was Executive Director of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy from 1993-94. From 1990-93 he was press secretary and political advisor to the Leader of the Opposition, Dr John Hewson. His previous career was in journalism, where he wrote as a feature writer for ‘The Bulletin’ and ‘The Australian’.

Tony became Leader of the Opposition on 1 December 2009.

He lives in Forestville with wife Margaret and three daughters.