Tony Abbott


Are sponsored schools the future of digital education in Australia?

6:39PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 |  IT giant IBM has entered into talks with key stakeholders to begin sponsoring Australian school education programs.

Northern exposure: Tony Abbott’s top-end plans could create new small business opportunities

6:05PM | Friday, 21 June 2013 |  In footy season, “go north” is not a phrase the Taskmaster uses lightly. However, when it comes to the Coalition’s policy for northern Australia, going north could create valuable new opportunities for your business.

Inner city elites and suburban aspirationals: It’s not all beer and skittles

5:06PM | Tuesday, 28 May 2013 |  Recently, inner city elites and suburban aspirationals have dominated the national conversation. So which demographic will you primarily sell to?

THE NEWS WRAP: Abbott emphasises cutting red tape in budget reply speech

5:14AM | Friday, 17 May 2013 |  Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has emphasised cutting red tape for small business, maintaining the carbon tax compensation and providing a modest company tax rate cut “when affordable” in his budget reply speech.

Abbott to relax IR laws for start-ups, but industry wants more

5:06PM | Friday, 10 May 2013 |  Business has given a mixed response to the Coalition's industrial relations policy released yesterday, with praise for its proposed relaxation of penalties for awards rates misdemeanours but concern about no action on penalty rates.

THE NEWS WRAP: Tony Abbott’s paid parental leave comments find an unlikely ally

5:09AM | Wednesday, 8 May 2013 |  Opposition leader Tony Abbott has provoked a round of controversy over comments the Coalition’s Paid Parental Leave scheme would help “women of calibre to have families”, with an unlikely ally in prominent feminist Eva Cox coming to his defence.

Abbott’s budget reply more important than Labor’s Swan song: Koukoulas

5:20PM | Tuesday, 7 May 2013 |  It’s not Wayne Swan you should listen to next week, but the budget reply speech from Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. The PM-in-waiting has to deliver some hard numbers.

Start-ups could be hit by Coalition tax hike as budget hole blows out to $12 billion

4:19PM | Monday, 29 April 2013 |  SMEs could be hit by the Coalition's proposal to tax the largest 3200 companies in order to fund its maternity leave scheme, according to tax experts.

Abbott tipped to dump company tax cut for small business

4:30PM | Friday, 19 April 2013 |  The Liberal Party will abandon its promise to cut company tax by 1.5%, should it be elected, new reports have suggested, disappointing business groups.

THE NEWS WRAP: Newspoll shows Labor staring at landslide defeat

3:10AM | Tuesday, 26 March 2013 |  The Gillard government faces a landslide defeat at the September election, according to the latest Newspoll.