Tony Abbott:-The 2010 Neville Bonner Oration Part 1, The Heart Has Reasons
Written by ACM   
Tuesday, 30 November 2010

27th November 2010, Sydney, NSW. The Hon. Tony Abbott MP delivers the annual Neville Bonner Oration to Australians for Constitutional Monarchy. Part 1 "The Heart Has Reasons" - The Significance of the Royal Engagement. Tony Abbott discusses a media commentariat that is "resentful and superior at the same time" and notes that the Sydney Morning Herald is afraid the engagement might distract attention from "the" republic.


[ Parts 2 and 3 of the Oration follow. The text is available here]