Biography: Tony Abbott successfully led the Coalition at the 2013 Federal Election and is Australia's 28th Prime Minister.
At the 2010 election, the Coalition under Mr Abbott's leadership achieved the best result for a first term opposition since 1932.
Mr Abbott was first elected.... more
Biography: Eric Abetz was born on 25 January 1958 in Stuttgart, Germany. Coming to Tasmania with his parents and five siblings in 1961 on an assisted passage, his father worked alongside many other immigrant Tasmanians on the Hydro Schemes. Eric attended Moonah and Blackmans Bay Primar.... more
Biography: Anthony grew up in a public housing community in Camperdown and recognised early on the need to fight for social justice so that there was equal opportunity in society.
That is what led Anthony to joining the Australian Labor Party. He developed his policitical activity w.... more
Biography: John Alexander (JA) is a firm believer in the right to a fair go and respect for individual endeavour.
According to JA, these core requirements must be placed at the forefront of government decision making.
"To realise our country's full potential every Australian mus.... more
Biography: Karen Andrews was elected in 2010 to represent the Federal Seat of McPherson which covers an area of approximately 230 sq km from Coolangatta in the south to Clear Island Waters and Merrimac in the north, and west to Mudgeeraba and Tallebudgera Valley.
As part of her Parl.... more
Biography: Kevin Andrews was elected to the Australian Commonwealth Parliament as the member for the Victorian seat of Menzies at a by-election in 1991. He was re-elected in 1993, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.
Since his election, Kevin has served on numerous Parliamen.... more
Biography: Dr Chris Back was voted by a joint sitting of the Western Australian Parliament to replace the Hon. Chris Ellison in March 2009, as a Liberal senator representing Western Australia. He commenced his new term in the Senate on 1st July 2011.
Before entering Parliament, his .... more
Biography: My family came to Australia in 1958 as the post-war years had not been kind to our family in England, with three of my sisters dying from whooping cough and diphtheria. My parents Dave & Betty wanted to make a change.
Initially we lived at Villawood Migrant Settlement Ce.... more
Biography: Adam Bandt is the Australian Greens Deputy Leader and the Federal Member for Melbourne. He was elected in 2010 when he made history by becoming the first Greens MP elected to the House of Representatives at a general election.
He lives in Flemington with his partner Claud.... more
Biography: Senator Cory Bernardi was sworn in as a Senator for South Australia in May 2006.
Senator Bernardi has had over 25 years' involvement in the Liberal Party in Australia. From 1998 to 2000 Senator Bernardi served as the youngest ever State President of the Liberal Party in S.... more