Tony Abbott Facts
28th Prime Minister of Australia
- Anthony John Abbott is an Australian politician. He is the 28th Prime Minister of Australia.
- He was born 4 November 1957.
- He born in London, England to an Australian mother and English-born father who returned to Sydney in 1960.
- His father, Dick Abbott, was a dentist.
- He studied Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
- He is the Member of Parliament representing Warringah since the election in 1994.
- He was first appointed to the Cabinet in 1998 under the Howard Government.
- On 1 January 2001, he was awarded the Centenary Medal for service as Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.
- He was sworn as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia on 18 September 2013.
- When Abbott was 19, his girlfriend became pregnant and claimed Abbott was the biological father. However, few years later a DNS test revealed Abbott was not the biological father of the boy.
- Abbott married Margaret "Margie" Aitken and the couple has three daughters.
- He worked as a journalist for The Bulletin and later The Australian newspaper in his early career days.
- He has a nickname - "Mad Monk", a reference to his training as a Catholic priest before becoming a journalist and then a politician.