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Senator Cory Bernardi, who defected from the Liberals and formed his Australian Conservatives party, will wind it up. David Mariuz/AAP

Cory Bernardi to disband Australian Conservatives

Bernardi said that at the election his Australian Conservative party polled “a tiny fraction of the votes” required. He said potential voters returned to supporting the Coalition under Morrison.
Australian voters rejected carbon taxation. But some US conservatives are now embracing it. AAP Image/Paul Miller

Tax and dividend: how conservatives can grow to love carbon pricing

Taxing carbon has always been a tricky political sell for conservatives. But a group of establishment US Republicans is touting the idea of a carbon "tax and dividend" as a way to break the deadlock.
Josh Frydenberg said on Tuesday night there would not be an emissions intensity scheme under a Turnbull government. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Turnbull government rules out an emissions intensity scheme

The Turnbull government has slammed the door shut on an emissions intensity scheme for the electricity sector, in a demonstration of the power of the conservative forces in the Coalition.

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