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Background[ edit ] Senior members of the government following their swearing-in ceremony: The Liberal—National coalition, led by Abbott, won the Australian federal electionreturning their Coalition to power after six years in opposition.
Abbott, a Rhodes Scholarand former trainee Catholic priest, journalist and political advisor, had entered Parliament in as the Member for Warringah and served as a senior minister in the Howard Governmentwhich lost office at the election to the Australian Labor Party, led by Kevin Rudd.
Abbott served as Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs under Liberal leaders Brendan Nelson and Malcolm Turnbull and then became Leader of the Opposition following a leadership spill in which he defeated the incumbent leader, Turnbull, by one vote.
Rudd did not complete his first term in office, having been replaced by Julia Gillard following an internal Labor party leadership vote in June Abbott led the Coalition to the federal electionwhich saw the Gillard Government narrowly retain office by forming a minority government with the support of four crossbench MPs after the election produced a hung parliament.
As Opposition Leader, Abbott opposed the Rudd—Gillard government's introduction of a mining profits tax, and emissions trading scheme and carbon tax, and criticised the handling of asylum seeker policy.
He offered support to the Gillard government's National Disability Insurance Schemeand matched the government on its first four years funding for the Gonski restructuring of education funding. He took a proposal for an expanded paid parental leave scheme, part funded by a levy on big business, to the and elections.
If elected, he promised to instigate a referendum to give recognition to Indigenous Australians in the Australian Constitutionand to prioritise indigenous affairs by placing it within the department of prime minister and cabinet, saying: We'll scrap the carbon tax, end the waste, stop the boats and build the infrastructure and the roads of the 21st century.
Two independents won seats in the House, and the seat of Fairfax fell from the Nationals to Clive Palmerleader of the newly formed Palmer United Party.
The new party secured a House of Representatives seat and three senators although two senators subsequently split from the party. The party had campaigned heavily against Abbott and promised to block his key election commitment to abolish the carbon tax it had jointly introduced with the Gillard government.
Fifteen of Abbott's ministers had served in the Howard Government. Senator Mathias Cormann was promoted to the position of Minister for Finance.
Bronwyn Bishop resigned as Speaker in Five other women were appointed to posts in the outer ministry, and one of the twelve parliamentary secretaries is female.
We will do our best not to leave anyone behind. We hope to be judged by what we have done rather than by what we have said we will do. In Opposition, Abbott and Bishop pledged that a Coalition government would shift Australia's foreign policy focus to be "less Geneva, more Jakarta".
Following the summit, Abbott travelled to Bali, where he laid a wreath at the memorial of the Bali bombing.
Julie Bishop and Australia's UN Ambassador Gary Quinlan led negotiations at the United Nations Security Council to adopt a unanimous resolution, demanding that the armed groups in control of the crash site refrain from interfering with it and allow for the repatriation of victims and an international investigation into the attack.
In the lead up to the G20 meeting in Brisbane, Tony Abbott focused world attention on Russia's role in the shooting down of the civilian plane. In a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the APEC meeting in Beijing, Abbott reportedly told the president that Australia had information that the missile that destroyed the plane had Russian origin and that Russia should consider apologising and offering appropriate restitution to the victims of the shooting.
Russia continued to deny involvement. Andrew Robb served as Minister for Trade and Investment. The three economies accounted for more than half of all of Australia's two-way trade. The Abbott Government also established the Germany-Australia Advisory Group, to advise on improving trade relations, and pursued trade agreements with Indonesia and India.
Negotiations for the agreement began under the Howard Government in Abbott said, "This is the first time that Japan has negotiated a comprehensive economic partnership agreement or free trade agreement with a major economy, particularly a major economy with a strong agricultural sector.
He was accompanied by Foreign Minister Bishop, Trade Minister Robb, five of Australia's state premiers, and 30 of the country's senior business executives. Abbott also discussed the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MHbeing led by Australia.Find out what's happening in Single Parent Support Meetup groups around the world and start meeting up with the ones near you.
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