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Tony Abbott
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Portrait of Tony Abbott

28th Prime Minister of Australia
2013 – present

Predecessor Kevin Rudd
Born 4th of November 1957
London, United Kingdom
Political Party Liberal Party
Religion Roman Catholic
Profession Politician
Anthony John 'Tony' Abbott (born 4 November 1957) is the 28th and current Prime Minister of Australia since 2013, and the leader of the Liberal Party since 2009. Abbott came to power after defeating his Labour Party counterpart Kevin Rudd in the 2013 election.

Early Life and Education

Tony Abbott was born in London, United Kingdom on the 4th of November, 1957, moving with his family to Sydney, Australia in 1960. Prior to entering politics, Abbott studied at the University of Sydney, gaining media attention during the mid 70's, supporting then Governor-General John Kerr in political rallies along with a pro-British demonstration during the Falklands War while at Oxford University.

Early Political Career (1994-2009)

Tony Abbott entered politics by being elected to the Federal Division of Warringah in March of 1994, he supported the creation of the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand in 1995 and ended up serving as Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations from 2001 to 2003. He was then promoted to the cabinet, becoming the Minister for Health in 2003. The Liberal Party was later defeated in the 2007 election with Abbott being re-elected to the seat of Warringah.

Leader of the Liberal Party (2009-)

Abott was elected to lead the Liberal Party on the 1st of December 2009,he supported anti-illegal immigration laws similar to John Howard, along with being against gay marriage, after being interviewed on Channel 9 in 2010, much to the annoyance of more liberal politicians. Abbott attempted to boost his public image by competing in the 2010 Ironman Triathlon and has since competed in other sports related competitions while Leader of the Liberal Party and his current term as Prime Minister.

Prime Minister (2013-)

Tony Abbott was elected as Prime Minister on the 7th of September 2013, leading a Liberal/National Coalition against the Labour Party. Since his election, Abbott has signed trade agreements with Korea, India and the Chinese Survivour states. 

Political Views

Tony Abbott is generally described as a conservative by his opponents, being against euthanasia, although saying that abortion should be "safe, legal and rare". He also supports the former British monarchy, meeting King Andrew I of New Britain in 2014. Abbott is also aggressively pro-Commonwealth when dealing with the SAC, much to the annoyance of New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, who is less direct when dealing with Brazil and the SAC.