TONY AND PONIES

Exactly what it sounds like. A website devoted to ponies and the many follies of sexist halfwit Tony Abbott.
"I’d probably feel a bit threatened." - Tony Abbott’s response to the question, "Homosexuality: how do you feel about that?" on 60 Minutes.
"I think a lot of Australians find the wearing of the burqua quite confronting and I wish it was not widely worn." - Tony Abbott on the burqa
"We are not a Stalinist party here" - Tony Abbott on the LNP

"I’d probably feel a bit threatened." - Tony Abbott’s response to the question, "Homosexuality: how do you feel about that?" on 60 Minutes.

"I think a lot of Australians find the wearing of the burqua quite confronting and I wish it was not widely worn." - Tony Abbott on the burqa

"We are not a Stalinist party here" - Tony Abbott on the LNP

"We do not educate women to higher degree level to deny them a career." - Tony Abbott on his paid parental scheme.
"I am disappointed that there are not at least two women in the Cabinet." - Tony Abbott on his one-woman cabinet.
"Nevertheless, there are some very good and talented women knocking on the door of the Cabinet and there are lots of good and talented women knocking on the door of the ministry." - Tony Abbott on his cabinet.
"I don’t see a glass ceiling." - Julie Bishop regarding the cabinet makeup.

"We do not educate women to higher degree level to deny them a career." - Tony Abbott on his paid parental scheme.

"I am disappointed that there are not at least two women in the Cabinet." - Tony Abbott on his one-woman cabinet.

"Nevertheless, there are some very good and talented women knocking on the door of the Cabinet and there are lots of good and talented women knocking on the door of the ministry." - Tony Abbott on his cabinet.

"I don’t see a glass ceiling." - Julie Bishop regarding the cabinet makeup.

'A so-called market in the non-delivery of an invisible substance to no one” - Tony Abbott on carbon and the Emissions Trading Scheme.
”If Tony Abbott is concerned about people paying for invisible things, then anyone who owns intellectual property should be very concerned, likewise people in the futures and financial derivatives market.” - Professor Richard Dennis, economist. 

'A so-called market in the non-delivery of an invisible substance to no one” - Tony Abbott on carbon and the Emissions Trading Scheme.

”If Tony Abbott is concerned about people paying for invisible things, then anyone who owns intellectual property should be very concerned, likewise people in the futures and financial derivatives market.” - Professor Richard Dennis, economist. 



“No one, however smart, however well-educated, however experienced … is the suppository of all wisdom.” - Tony Abbott
"I can’t promise that I won’t continue to embarrass people." - Tony Abbott. 

“No one, however smart, however well-educated, however experienced … is the suppository of all wisdom.” - Tony Abbott

"I can’t promise that I won’t continue to embarrass people." - Tony Abbott. 



"I’m not someone who wants to see radical change based on the fashion of the moment." - Tony Abbott on gay marriage.
"I’d probably feel a bit threatened." - Tony Abbott’s response to the question, "Homosexuality: how do you feel about that?" on 60 Minutes.
"There is no doubt that [it] challenges, if you like, orthodox notions of the right order of things." - Tony Abbott on homosexuality. 

"I’m not someone who wants to see radical change based on the fashion of the moment." - Tony Abbott on gay marriage.

"I’d probably feel a bit threatened." - Tony Abbott’s response to the question, "Homosexuality: how do you feel about that?" on 60 Minutes.

"There is no doubt that [it] challenges, if you like, orthodox notions of the right order of things." - Tony Abbott on homosexuality. 




"Does this guy ever shut up?" Tony Abbott, interrupting the Prime Minister during the Brisbane People’s forum debate, August 2013.
"It should be everyone’s goal to elevate the standards of public debate, not lower them." Tony Abbott’s address to the Institute of Public Affairs, 2012. 

"Does this guy ever shut up?" Tony Abbott, interrupting the Prime Minister during the Brisbane People’s forum debate, August 2013.

"It should be everyone’s goal to elevate the standards of public debate, not lower them." Tony Abbott’s address to the Institute of Public Affairs, 2012. 

"They’re young, feisty, I think I can probably say [they] have a bit of sex appeal." - Tony Abbott, describing why LNP candidate Fiona Scott might appeal to voters. (She holds an MBA.)  

"They’re young, feisty, I think I can probably say [they] have a bit of sex appeal." - Tony Abbott, describing why LNP candidate Fiona Scott might appeal to voters. (She holds an MBA.)  

"Yes I get on well with Alan, he’s a friend of mine… I’ve know him for 30 years now." - Tony Abbott on Alan Jones
"Every person in the caucus of the Labor Party knows that Julia Gillard is a liar, everybody. I will come to that in a moment. The old man recently died a few weeks ago of shame. To think that he has a daughter who told lies every time she stood for Parliament." - Alan Jones on the death of Julia Gillard’s father, September 29, 2012
"I am certainly not going to ignore [Alan Jones’s] audience of half a million people in Sydney. I never have and I never will.” - Tony Abbott, responding to Jones’s remarks, October 2, 2012.
"Another day of shame for a government which should already have died of shame." - Tony Abbott in parliament, October 9, 2012. 
"I’d completely forgotten about [it], of course, but nevertheless. I have said time and time again that this is a government that has died of shame, that should have died of shame years ago. It was a clear reference to the government. I don’t think anyone, anyone, should be trying to make something out of this. It just goes to show how, I suppose, the political correctness police are on a rampage for anyone to even think there was a problem." - Tony Abbott, October 10, 2012, having "completely forgotten" about Jones’s remarks 11 days prior.

"Yes I get on well with Alan, he’s a friend of mine… I’ve know him for 30 years now." - Tony Abbott on Alan Jones

"Every person in the caucus of the Labor Party knows that Julia Gillard is a liar, everybody. I will come to that in a moment. The old man recently died a few weeks ago of shame. To think that he has a daughter who told lies every time she stood for Parliament." - Alan Jones on the death of Julia Gillard’s father, September 29, 2012

"I am certainly not going to ignore [Alan Jones’s] audience of half a million people in Sydney. I never have and I never will.” - Tony Abbott, responding to Jones’s remarks, October 2, 2012.

"Another day of shame for a government which should already have died of shame." - Tony Abbott in parliament, October 9, 2012. 

"I’d completely forgotten about [it], of course, but nevertheless. I have said time and time again that this is a government that has died of shame, that should have died of shame years ago. It was a clear reference to the government. I don’t think anyone, anyone, should be trying to make something out of this. It just goes to show how, I suppose, the political correctness police are on a rampage for anyone to even think there was a problem." - Tony Abbott, October 10, 2012, having "completely forgotten" about Jones’s remarks 11 days prior.

“I don’t bring religion into the square.” - Tony Abbott
“I do not regard myself as a Christian politician. I regard myself as a politician who just happens to think religion matters. I would be appalled, absolutely appalled, to think religion drove anyone’s politics in a secular democracy like ours.” - Tony Abbott
“I don’t think it’s a very Christian thing to come in by the back door rather than the front door.” - Tony Abbott on refugees
“This idea that Jesus would say to every person who wanted to come to Australia, ‘Fine, the door’s open’, I just don’t think is necessarily right.” - Tony Abbott, spokesperson for Jesus on the question of refugees 
"Cardinal Pell is a fine man… Cardinal Pell is one of the greatest churchmen that Australia has seen." - Tony Abbott on Cardinal George Pell
"Abortion is a worse moral scandal than priests sexually abusing young people.” - Cardinal George Pell

“I don’t bring religion into the square.” - Tony Abbott

“I do not regard myself as a Christian politician. I regard myself as a politician who just happens to think religion matters. I would be appalled, absolutely appalled, to think religion drove anyone’s politics in a secular democracy like ours.” - Tony Abbott

“I don’t think it’s a very Christian thing to come in by the back door rather than the front door.” - Tony Abbott on refugees

“This idea that Jesus would say to every person who wanted to come to Australia, ‘Fine, the door’s open’, I just don’t think is necessarily right.” - Tony Abbott, spokesperson for Jesus on the question of refugees 

"Cardinal Pell is a fine man… Cardinal Pell is one of the greatest churchmen that Australia has seen." - Tony Abbott on Cardinal George Pell

"Abortion is a worse moral scandal than priests sexually abusing young people.” - Cardinal George Pell

TONY JONES: Tony Abbott, on another matter, have you met Archbishop Pell during the election campaign?
TONY ABBOTT: Not that I can recall.
TONY JONES: Not that you can recall, because we believe that you’ve had at least one meeting with him quite recently. You don’t recall that?
TONY ABBOTT: Well, when? Where?
TONY JONES: At the presbytery in Sydney.
TONY ABBOTT: Ah, actually now that you do mention it, I did meet with Cardinal Pell. So what? Why shouldn’t I meet with Cardinal Pell?
TONY JONES: Why couldn’t you recall meeting him, I think, 10 days ago?
TONY ABBOTT: Look, whenever it was, so what? Why shouldn’t I meet Cardinal Pell. Cardinal Pell is a fine man. He made a very good statement the other day about the Labor Party’s policy, why shouldn’t I meet with him?…
TONY JONES: What issues were discussed?
TONY ABBOTT: Well, Tony, I may well have been going to confession to Cardinal Pell, I may well have been seeking pastoral counseling from Cardinal Pell. What’s so sinister about that?
Cardinal Pell is one of the greatest churchmen that Australia has seen. I am a very imperfect Catholic. Why shouldn’t I go and seek counsel? Why shouldn’t I go and trespass on the time occasionally of someone like Cardinal Pell.
If you spent more time with Cardinal Pell, your life might be more interesting.
- Tony Abbott interviewed on ABC’s Lateline
“Abortion is a worse moral scandal than priests sexually abusing young people”. - Cardinal George Pell

TONY JONES: Tony Abbott, on another matter, have you met Archbishop Pell during the election campaign?

TONY ABBOTT: Not that I can recall.

TONY JONES: Not that you can recall, because we believe that you’ve had at least one meeting with him quite recently. You don’t recall that?

TONY ABBOTT: Well, when? Where?

TONY JONES: At the presbytery in Sydney.

TONY ABBOTT: Ah, actually now that you do mention it, I did meet with Cardinal Pell. So what? Why shouldn’t I meet with Cardinal Pell?

TONY JONES: Why couldn’t you recall meeting him, I think, 10 days ago?

TONY ABBOTT: Look, whenever it was, so what? Why shouldn’t I meet Cardinal Pell. Cardinal Pell is a fine man. He made a very good statement the other day about the Labor Party’s policy, why shouldn’t I meet with him?…

TONY JONES: What issues were discussed?

TONY ABBOTT: Well, Tony, I may well have been going to confession to Cardinal Pell, I may well have been seeking pastoral counseling from Cardinal Pell. What’s so sinister about that?

Cardinal Pell is one of the greatest churchmen that Australia has seen. I am a very imperfect Catholic. Why shouldn’t I go and seek counsel? Why shouldn’t I go and trespass on the time occasionally of someone like Cardinal Pell.

If you spent more time with Cardinal Pell, your life might be more interesting.

- Tony Abbott interviewed on ABC’s Lateline

Abortion is a worse moral scandal than priests sexually abusing young people”. - Cardinal George Pell

"One of the greatest churchmen that Australia has ever seen." - Tony Abbott on Cardinal George Pell
"If you spent more time with Cardinal Pell, your life might be more interesting." - Tony Abbott
"Abortion is a worse moral scandal than priests sexually abusing young people". - Cardinal George Pell
"The idea that you can solve a great spiritual and health crisis like AIDS with a few mechanical contraptions like condoms is ridiculous.” - Cardinal George Pell
"I’ve got a great admiration for the Jews but we don’t need to exaggerate their contribution in their early days. They weren’t intellectually the equal of [the Egyptians or Persians] intellectually, morally… The poor little Jewish people, they were originally shepherds. They were stuck. They’re still stuck between these great powers." - Cardinal George Pell on Jews

"One of the greatest churchmen that Australia has ever seen." - Tony Abbott on Cardinal George Pell

"If you spent more time with Cardinal Pell, your life might be more interesting." - Tony Abbott

"Abortion is a worse moral scandal than priests sexually abusing young people". - Cardinal George Pell

"The idea that you can solve a great spiritual and health crisis like AIDS with a few mechanical contraptions like condoms is ridiculous.” - Cardinal George Pell

"I’ve got a great admiration for the Jews but we don’t need to exaggerate their contribution in their early days. They weren’t intellectually the equal of [the Egyptians or Persians] intellectually, morally… The poor little Jewish people, they were originally shepherds. They were stuck. They’re still stuck between these great powers." - Cardinal George Pell on Jews

 ‘Gays and lesbians challenge the orthodox notions of the right order of things.’ - Tony Abbott

 ‘Gays and lesbians challenge the orthodox notions of the right order of things.’ - Tony Abbott

"Well, that was one boat that did get stopped, wasn’t it?" - Tony Abbott on the Costa Concordia cruise-liner disaster in Italy, which killed 30 people and injured 64. 

"Well, that was one boat that did get stopped, wasn’t it?" - Tony Abbott on the Costa Concordia cruise-liner disaster in Italy, which killed 30 people and injured 64. 

"Some latter-day environmental Munich agreement kind of thing" - Tony Abbott on the Copenhagen climate talks.
"I regard myself as an environmentalist." - Tony Abbott
"Absolute crap" - Tony Abbott on climate change

"Some latter-day environmental Munich agreement kind of thing" - Tony Abbott on the Copenhagen climate talks.

"I regard myself as an environmentalist." - Tony Abbott

"Absolute crap" - Tony Abbott on climate change

“There may not be a great job for them but whatever there is, they just have to do it, and if it’s picking up rubbish around the community, it just has to be done” - Tony Abbott on Indigenous Australians.
“I think it would be terrific if, as well as having an urban Aboriginal in our parliament, we had an Aboriginal person from central Australia, an authentic representative of the ancient cultures of central Australia in the parliament.” - Tony Abbott
“He’s not a man of culture.” - Tony Abbott on Ken Wyatt, the first Aboriginal member of the House of Representatives.

“There may not be a great job for them but whatever there is, they just have to do it, and if it’s picking up rubbish around the community, it just has to be done” - Tony Abbott on Indigenous Australians.

“I think it would be terrific if, as well as having an urban Aboriginal in our parliament, we had an Aboriginal person from central Australia, an authentic representative of the ancient cultures of central Australia in the parliament.” - Tony Abbott

“He’s not a man of culture.” - Tony Abbott on Ken Wyatt, the first Aboriginal member of the House of Representatives.