Margie with Tony. Today the wife of Australia's alternative Prime Minister, Margie Abbott gave her first political speech at a business function in Penrith. Her speech came after a full day of media appearances, where she defended her husband as a feminist and supporter of women. By MARGIE ABBOTT If I appear somewhat nervous it is because I am. I am very at home addressing an unruly bunch of under 5s – so perhaps I will see you all as just that – an unruly bunch of under 5s. I don’t pretend to be a public speaker, or indeed... more
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Margie Abbott is a mother, community child care operator and wife of the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Tony Abbott MP.
Tony Abbott with wife Margie and daughters By MARGIE ABBOTT During Tony’s 18 years as a member of Parliament, I have never sought to enter the political fray or to publicly comment on issues. As the girls were growing up, Tony and I worked hard to keep politics out of our home. Tony and I made a decision that we would do everything we could to insulate the girls from the rough and tumble of political life. It was only at the last election, with the girls old enough to make their... more