Tony Abbott is the member for Warringah. He served as the 28th prime minister of Australia from 2013 to 2015 and leader of the Liberal Party from 2009 to 2015. He was defeated in a contest for the party leadership on September 14 2015 by Malcolm Turnbull. Mr Abbott was first elected as member for Warringah in March 1994. During the Howard government, Mr Abbott served as a parliamentary secretary, minister, cabinet minister, and leader of the House of Representatives. During his time as prime minister, the government delivered free trade agreements with South Korea, Japan and China. Mr Abbott is a long-term member of Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club and the Davidson Brigade of the Rural Fire Service.
Bio last updated 27 Apr 2016