Tony Abbott has been the Member for Warringah in the Australian Parliament since 1994. In his time as Prime Minister, the carbon tax and the mining tax were repealed; free trade agreements were finalised with China, Japan and Korea; and the people smuggling trade from Indonesia to Australia was halted. As Opposition Leader at the 2010 election, he reduced a first term Labor government to minority status before comprehensively winning the 2013 election. As Minister for Health in the Howard Government, he expanded Medicare to include dentists, psychologists and other health professionals and resolved the medical indemnity crisis. As Minister for Workplace Relations, he boosted construction industry productivity through the establishment of a royal commission against union lawlessness. As Minister for Employment Services, he developed private-sector job placement services and Work for the Dole for long-term unemployed people. He has degrees in economics and law from Sydney University and an MA in politics and philosophy from Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. Tony Abbott does surf patrols with the Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club and is a former deputy captain in the Davidson Rural Fire Brigade. He is married to Margaret and they are the proud parents of three daughters – Louise, Frances and Bridget.