Tony Abbott


This picture taken on September 4, 2013 shows Australia's oppostion... News PhotoAustralia,Democracy,Election,Horizontal,Leadership,New South Wales,Politics,Showing,Sydney,Talking,The Media,Tony AbbottPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThis picture taken on September 4, 2013 shows Australia's oppostion leader Tony Abbott talking to media during his election campaign in Penrith Sydney. The man tipped to become Australia's next prime minister has ditched his 'Mad Monk' tag and softened his macho image to turn around his conservative party's fortunes ahead of September 7, 2013 election. Tony Abbott, a former trainee Catholic priest, boxing enthusiast and monarchist, has in the past been known as a political hard man of the Liberal Party, unafraid of speaking his mind and occasionally tripping up on a gaffe. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)