Tony Abbott sticks to the tough tasks with Team Australia

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 23 2018 - 8:21pm, first published August 30 2014 - 6:05pm

We can all be terribly thankful that Tony Abbott, the captain of Team Australia, is a practical man who does not want to cause surprise, or amazement to other members of the team. He is a master of the art of the possible, not the impossible. He conserves his energy for the things that matter. In the words of Alexander Downer's 1995 slogan, he conserves his energy for the things that matter. And batter.

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