Abbott’s End: How Tony Abbott lost the fight of his political life on FOUR CORNERS
Abbott’s End: How Tony Abbott lost the fight of his political life
“If I had to lose, so be it. I'd rather be a loser than a quitter.” Tony Abbott.
On Saturday night, the former Prime Minister Tony Abbott lost the fight of his political life. His 25-year career as the member for Warringah was ended by the independent candidate Zali Steggall.
On Monday, Four Corners brings you the inside story of how the battle for Warringah was lost and won. Over the course of the campaign, reporter Sean Nicholls has been documenting the hardest fought contest of the election. In interviews with key players, the program reveals the strategy behind the Steggall campaign, the roots of the insurgency within the seat of Warringah and the roles played by the key activist groups, GetUp and Advance Australia.
With Tony Abbott’s political career at an end, all eyes will be on the Liberal Party to see if the divisions that roiled the last two governments are at an end.
Abbott’s End, reported by Sean Nicholls, goes to air on Monday 20th May at 8.30pm. It is replayed on Tuesday 21st May at 1.00pm and Wednesday 22nd at 11.20pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC iview and at abc.net.au/4corners.