In fact, he only arrived at The Australian after encountering problems as a feature writer with the Packer-owned magazine The Bulletin.I'm sure Tony Abbott fitted right in at the The Australian.
Mr Abbott's misadventures with a typewriter came to a head in 1988 when his editor, David Dale, asked him to rewrite an article five times.
"Tony couldn't seem to get the idea that a feature for The Bulletin had to be fair and balanced," Dale said on Monday. "I told him if he kept going like that he had no future on the magazine."
Mr Abbott went on to work briefly in a concrete factory before joining The Australian as an editorial writer.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Tony Abbott the journalist "lacked fairness and balance"
Damien Murphy has some quotes from Tony Abbott's old editor at the now defunct The Bulletin in Tony Abbott's old editor says he lacked fairness and balance. Murphy writes: