In her resignation letter to the Prime Minister, Fierravanti-Wells reminded him that months ago she had told him Peter Dutton should become deputy Liberal leader, replacing Julie Bishop.
Peter Dutton has a solid base on which to work to become Liberal leader. That's the way it usually goes- wound the first time, kill the second.
The crowding of the centre-right is having profound consequences for Australian politics, not just Turnbull’s troubled time as prime minister.
The prime minister has survived a challenge from the conservative wing of his party- but the deep divisions remain.
If the next few days go quietly, Turnbull will live now from poll to poll, with enemies circling like crows over a weakened animal.
It is possible the home affairs minister is in breach of Section 44(v) of the Constitution – and if the High Court were to find him so, it would cause yet another headache for the government.
The latest polls show the government's internal divisions are taking their toll- and some of its members are seriously out of step with the general public on energy policy.
After a week of infighting, it's time for the prime minister to press the party room into taking a decisive stand.
States' approaches to challenges of forced displacement and migration often fail to acknowledge a sometimes competing, but always essential, consideration – the basic dignity of the human person.
If Turnbull were hit with a double whammy – having to abandon the company tax cuts and unable to get the NEG – that would be a serious policy flunk.
Politicians across the spectrum have at some point targeted immigration as a contributor to out-of-control population growth. But would reducing, or banning, immigration take pressure off cities?
The recent creation of the Home Affairs super portfolio has added another four agencies to the national intelligence community. Here's how they work together.
The fine distinction between expanding ASD powers but it not collecting intelligence on Australians is where the confusion lies, and that will need to be carefully laid out.
From Morrison's point of view, McCormack's imagery was totally out of whack with his desired framing. Even within the Nationals there is some criticism of the leader for being inept.
Peter Dutton’s call for 'civilised nations' to rescue white South African farmers draws explicitly on a long history of equating civilisation with a global white identity.
Roman Quaedvlieg was sacked on Thursday by the governor-general on the recommendation of the government.
The government has been extraordinarily secretive when questioned in recent months about where the investigation was up to and why it was so prolonged.
Politics Podcast: Peter Dutton on balancing interests in Home Affairs.
Peter Dutton says there is no basis to concerns about the excess power of the home affairs department.
Recent media reports of South Sudanese 'crime gangs' do nothing to offer young people what they most need: inclusion, acceptance and employment.
It's ironic, but true, that the man who was lambasted for asserting the right for people to be bigots is at present the strongest voice in the cabinet for the protections of the rule of law.