Tony Abbott AC was the 28th Prime Minister of Australia from 2013 to 2015, and leader of the Liberal Party from 2009 to 2015. He served as Leader of the Opposition from 2009 to 2013, and was a Member of Parliament for Warringah from 1994 to 2019. 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. In 2001, Mr Abbott received a Centenary Medal for service as Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations. In 2020, he was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the people and parliament of Australia and significant contributions to trade, border control, and to the indigenous community.