Tony Abbott had learned to box only a few months before that night in 1982 when he climbed into the ring for the deciding bout in the Oxford-versus-Cambridge annual collegiate boxing contest. And he faced a taller opponent with a longer reach.
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard , who once described himself as a “cricket tragic,” today lost his bid to serve as president of the sport’s governing body from 2012 due to lack of support from its board.
Australia will cut spending on foreign aid, welfare and the public service and impose a tax on the highest paid as Prime Minister Tony Abbott uses his first budget to downsize government and set a path to surplus.
Australia’s Liberal-National coalition led by Tony Abbott defeated Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Labor party in yesterday’s federal election. The following are likely senior members of the next government.