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The Liberals’ new federal director will have to get on with Malcolm Turnbull, which can be a challenge in itself. Paul Miller/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Liberals headhunt for a miracle worker

It is the dream apparatchik job, but you would need to be brave to want it just now. The Liberal Party is looking for a new federal director, after the resignation of stalwart Tony Nutt.
In his statement Tony Nutt acknowledged, without going into specifics, that criticism was made of the last campaign. Lukas Coch/AAP

Liberal director Tony Nutt quits

Liberal Party federal director Tony Nutt has announced his resignation, ahead of the party's federal executive reviewing the lessons from the 2016 election campaign.
Tony Nutt strongly defended the Coalition’s election campaign against criticism that it was not negative enough against Bill Shorten and Labor. Lukas Coch/AAP

Liberal director Nutt cold on foreign donation ban

Liberal Party director Tony Nutt has warned of potential dangers and difficulties in seeking to ban foreign political donations.
Brian Loughnane has been campaign director for the federal Coalition in four elections. Alan Porritt/AAP

Loughnane bows out from Liberal director post

Tony Nutt, former close advisor to John Howard, is set to become the new federal director of the Liberal Party after Brian Loughnane confirmed on Thursday that he will soon leave the job.