Tony Abbott was 21 years old when he made this appearance on ABC television to discuss curriculum and teaching in Australian universities.
Abbott appeared on the ABC’s nightly current affairs program, Nationwide. At the time, he was the President of the Students’ Representative Council at the University of Sydney.
Abbott attacked Marxist influence in the universities and claimed there had been a decline in academic standards.
The clip was published on Crikey in 2011.
- Listen to Abbott on Nationwide (9m)