By Peter van Onselen, Wayne Errington
Tony Abbott got here to the best ministership lauded because the preferable chief of the competition for the reason that Whitlam. Why then did he fail to achieve the task to which he had aspired for decades?
Frontbenchers leaked approximately cupboard techniques to the media whereas backbenchers complained concerning the loss of entry to their leader.
Abbott's lengthy apprenticeship in faith, journalism and political existence ready him for neither the mundane company of dealing with humans nor the commanding heights of nationwide management. Public goodwill evaporated after a difficult first funds. contained in the Liberal social gathering person targets and a succession of negative polls fuelled expanding difficulty that the subsequent election used to be unwinnable.
Battleground chronicles the ambiguity of the Abbott best ministership: steadfast loyalty whilst pragmatism was once required; social values at odds with group attitudes; stubbornness while strategies and approach have been crucial. All could convey him undone.
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