Battleground: Why the Liberal Party Shirtfronted Tony Abbott

Wayne Errington Peter van Onselen

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Battleground: Why the Liberal Party Shirtfronted Tony Abbott

Battleground: Why the Liberal Party Shirtfronted Tony Abbott By Wayne Errington Peter van Onselen Battleground Why the Liberal Party Shirtfronted Tony Abbott Battleground chronicles the paradox of the Abbott prime ministership the virtues of loyalty when pragmatism was required strong social values at odds with community attitudes and honesty when tactics

  • Title: Battleground: Why the Liberal Party Shirtfronted Tony Abbott
  • Author: Wayne Errington Peter van Onselen
  • ISBN: 9780522869712
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • Battleground: Why the Liberal Party Shirtfronted Tony Abbott By Wayne Errington Peter van Onselen Battleground chronicles the paradox of the Abbott prime ministership the virtues of loyalty when pragmatism was required strong social values at odds with community attitudes and honesty when tactics and strategy were essential All would bring him undone Tony Abbott came to office lauded as the most effective leader of the opposition since Whitlam, but the signs of anBattleground chronicles the paradox of the Abbott prime ministership the virtues of loyalty when pragmatism was required strong social values at odds with community attitudes and honesty when tactics and strategy were essential All would bring him undone Tony Abbott came to office lauded as the most effective leader of the opposition since Whitlam, but the signs of an imperfect transition to the prime ministership would soon emerge Why did Abbott fail to grow into the job to which he had aspired for decades Backbenchers complained about the leader s office, the lack of access, front benchers leaked cabinet processes to the media His long apprenticeship in religion, journalism and political life prepared him for neither the mundane business of people management nor the commanding heights of national leadership Public goodwill evaporated after a tough first budget the government failed to explain Inside the Liberal party individual ambitions and a succession of poor polls produced increasing concern that the next election was lost As a result, the horse named self interest won yet again.
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    One thought on “Battleground: Why the Liberal Party Shirtfronted Tony Abbott

    1. Jennifer (JC-S) on said:

      It was Abbott s failure to recognise and seek to rectify his own leadership flaws that saw him ousted In this book, published just two months after the event, Wayne Errington and Peter van Onselen look at why Tony Abbott lost the prime ministership to Malcolm Turnbull Why did the man who was arguably one of the most effective leaders of the opposition in the last forty years fail to make the transition to effective leadership What went wrong Having watched the performance of the government under [...]

    2. Malcolm Frawley on said:

      This is the 4th book I ve read about the farce that was Tony Abbott s stint as Prime Minister of Australia , quite frankly, I could read a new one every week While Captain Flagpole s greatest hits Sir Prince Philip, the onion, installing himself as Minister for Women are all included what I didn t expect was a little insight into the man himself While it was apparent, by the increasing number of Australian flags that appeared behind him at press conferences, that his confidence was simultaneous [...]

    3. A Reader's Heaven on said:

      I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Tony Abbott came to office lauded as the most effective leader of the opposition since Whitlam, but the signs of an imperfect transition to the prime ministership would soon emerge Why did Abbott fail to grow into the job to which he had aspired for decades Backbenchers complained about the leader s office, the lack of access, front benchers leaked cabinet processes to the media His long apprenticeship in religion, journalism a [...]

    4. Bill on said:

      Wayne Errington and Peter van Onselen s hot take as I believe the young kids call it, coming just 10 weeks after the spill on the replacement of Tony Abbott doesn t tell us an awful lot that we don t already know What it does do is catalogue Abbott s shortcomings as a leader in such a way makes you wonder how he even lasted two years The portrait that emerges is of a man with an utterly adolescent attitude towards authority Having spent so many years currying favour with authority figures, he ex [...]

    5. Travis on said:

      Sometimes I like PvO, sometimes I don t On this occasion I like.

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