An Tony Abbott Interview… from 1979 – Leopards never loose the spots

Posted on August 6, 2010

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Tony Abbott has always been a magnet for controversy, so you can imagine my surprise when an interview from his studies in 1979 at the University of Sydney was found within TUNE! FM’s archives early last week. Given that I’m a sucker for history (even though I hate politics), I fired up the old Reel-to-Reel Tape machine and settled down for some aural pleasure. As an amateur Historian, what I heard didn’t disappoint. Sourced 106.9fm

Clearly already a combative young fogey at the age of 22, Abbott gives his views on feminism and homosexuals, complains about Marxist infiltration of the uni curriculum and doesn’t quite know what to make of a course on the aesthetics of punk rock. The interview was found on a reel-to-reel tape in the University of New England’s campus radio station by operations manager and post-grad arts and social science student Kate Doak. Sourced : The Punch

CLICK HERE – TO listen to this radio interview

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