I do love the way in which New England connection keeps on coming up. This is an interview with Tony Abbott on UNE student radio in 1979. At the moment demand is slowing the site down, so you might have to wait to get the connection.
You will see that Tony Abbott has been challenged to rejoin the UNE tradition of political debate on the ground, so to speak. I have some sympathy with his comments on courses, but not all.