You've seen him wearing speedos, kissing babies, driving a mining truck and chatting to his flock. But who is the real Tony Abbott? As the Bible says, by his words you shall know him.
He's a concerned parent: 'I won't be rushing out to get my daughters vaccinated [against cervical cancer].'
A philanthropist: 'We just can't stop people from being homeless if that's their choice.'
A nature lover: 'Environmentalism might hurt the environment.'
A champion of women's rights: 'I think it would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons.'
And a wise preacher: 'Jesus knew that there was a place for everything and it is not necessarily everyone's place to come to Australia.'
In the grand tradition of Bushisms and The Wit of Whitlam, here are Tony Abbott's words, unvarnished and full of revelations – the very best and worst of Australia's irrepressible mad monk.
Number Of Pages: 98
Published: 1st August 2012
Publisher: Black Inc.
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1