The 30 Most Important Moments Of Tony Abbott’s First Year As Prime Minister

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1. It all began back in September 7 2013, when on the greatest night of Tony Abbott’s life he was met with a totally random stage-crasher.

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2. And the young man spent nearly a minute on stage before being crashed off by security.

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3. No worry, two weeks later and Mr Abbott was sworn in as Australia’s 28th Prime Minister.

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4. On one of Mr Abbott’s several foreign trips he spoke of Australia’s good friend “Canadia”.

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5. He was sure not to forget his lucky Fisherman’s Friend mint on several ABC 7:30 appearances.

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6. It’s said to keep Mr Abbott’s hand gestures under control.

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7. There was the time the Prime Minister used the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings….

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8. …. to spruik the axing of the Carbon and Mining Taxes.

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9. On that same trip to France, Mr Abbott saw the chance to speak French to the kiddies.

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10. And the results were mixed, with kids terrified.

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11. Others recruited to Team Australia.

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12. But mostly just terrified.

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13. Speaking of kids, in March, Mr Abbott was mobbed by Newtown High School students who surprised him with their knowledge of international law.

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14. And Mr Abbott returned serve with a baseline winner.

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15. The D-Day anniversary trip was tough for Mr Abbott, here trying to find where to stand before a pre-anniversary group photo.

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16. And he found it!

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17. But it was… oh poor Mr Abbott was on the far-left.

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18. The head of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab was really having none of Mr Abbott’s sterling banter.

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19. Who could forget the government’s attempts to explain internet meta-data plans with post office metaphors.

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20. And other times on Today when he admitted, well, he might be a little sauced.

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21. But other times banter probably went a little bit too far…

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22. Like when he told peace icon Aung San Suu Kyi – who spent 15 years under house arrest – he knew what it was like to be an opposition leader.

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23. There there was that time Prime Minister Abbott, who doubles as the Minister for Women, took a trade delegation to Asia.

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24. And couldn’t find any women for the photo.

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25. So he was left without.

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26. Mr Abbott also sent an outstanding video message to the Australian soccer team, except he called captain Mile Jedinak, Mike.

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27. But really, among all the Prime Minister’s many GIF-worthy moments one stands out.

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28. That time Mr Abbott winked, when told by a 67-year-old woman with incurable diseases that she worked as a phone sex worker to make ends meet.

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29. Later it was revealed that Mr Abbott is just “a winker”. He winks.

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30. Here’s to year number two, Mr Abbott.

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