Abbott Agonistes

Kissel, Mary
November 2014
World Affairs;Nov/Dec2014, Vol. 177 Issue 4, p17
Academic Journal
The article looks at Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Particular focus is given to criticism of Abbott by the think tank the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) and other conservative commentators during his first year in office. According to the author, Abbott has performed well in the areas of foreign affairs and anti-terrorism, but has failed to make expected reforms in areas such as Australia's tax code and a controversial section of the country's Racial Discrimination Act. Topics discussed include freedom of speech, foreign investment, and the power held by various political parties in the Australian Parliament.


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