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By Peter van Onselen,Wayne Errington

Tony Abbott got here to the major ministership lauded because the ultimate chief of the competition considering Whitlam. Why then did he fail to achieve the task to which he had aspired for many years? Frontbenchers leaked approximately cupboard procedures to the media whereas backbenchers complained in regards to the loss of entry to their leader.

Abbott's lengthy apprenticeship in faith, journalism and political existence ready him for neither the mundane enterprise of handling humans nor the commanding heights of nationwide management. Public goodwill evaporated after a difficult first price range. contained in the Liberal social gathering person goals and a succession of terrible polls fuelled expanding challenge that the following election was once unwinnable.

Battleground chronicles the ambiguity of the Abbott top ministership: steadfast loyalty whilst pragmatism used to be required; social values at odds with group attitudes; stubbornness while strategies and procedure have been crucial. All could carry him undone.

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