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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has become a national laughing stock after knighting Prince Philip. AAP/Wayne King

Grattan on Friday: Tony Abbott faces battle to avoid self-destruction

If Tony Abbott were risk-averse, he wouldn’t have scheduled a National Press Club appearance for Monday. Or perhaps it was just another Abbott blind spot. Of course when Abbott signed up to turning up…
If Prince Philip’s knighthood was not an honorary appointment, it has taken the award away from an Australian. EPA/Karel Prinsloo

Explainer: how are Australia’s ‘knights and dames’ appointed?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott caused quite a stir when he re-established the appointment of knights and dames under the Order of Australia early in 2014. For this to occur, no law needed to be passed. Instead…

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