To become prime minister, Turnbull made himself a willing hostage at the outset to right-wing policies that contradicted his political persona.
In staying hostage to this right-wing lunge, rather than fighting to move it back to the mainstream, Turnbull erased his moderate face, destroying his only utility – electoral utility – to the Liberals.
Fierravanti-Wells arriving at Parliament House on Sunday night.
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.
He won. But will he win again?
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.
Malcolm Turnbull has survived a leadership challenge from Peter Dutton - for now.
The crowding of the centre-right is having profound consequences for Australian politics, not just Turnbull’s troubled time as prime minister.
Malcolm Turnbull called on the vote in this morning’s meeting, and won.
The prime minister has survived a challenge from the conservative wing of his party- but the deep divisions remain.
Scott Morrison said he asked Peter Dutton about his intentions in Question Time on Monday and was told he was fully supportive of the prime minister.
If the next few days go quietly, Turnbull will live now from poll to poll, with enemies circling like crows over a weakened animal.
There is enough in the Dutton case to raise questions about whether disqualification has occurred.
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 Fairfax Ipsos poll has brought bad news for Malcolm Turnbul - and good news for Bill Shorten.
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.
Malcolm Turnbull is faced with a highly volatile situation. But he may need to manage it by taking a risk.
After a week of infighting, it's time for the prime minister to press the party room into taking a decisive stand.
The United Nations says the number of forcibly displaced persons around the world has risen to 68.5 million.
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.
Like Dutton, Frydenberg has plenty of ambition.
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.
Cutting immigration to Australia will impact the country’s demographic composition, with consequences for the working age population and income tax base.
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?
Malcolm Turnbull has put Peter Dutton at the head of the Home Affairs super portfolio.
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.
We are seeing a power play which has set Peter Dutton and Julie Bishop at odds.
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.
An angry Morrison tried to rein in expectations after McCormack boasted about a budget of goodies.
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 sympathy for white South Africans has long historical roots.
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 repeated earlier denials of the accusations against him after being sacked.
Roman Quaedvlieg was sacked on Thursday by the governor-general on the recommendation of the government.
Roman Quaedvlieg has been on leave with full pay for nine months, collecting about $500,000 in that time.
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.
Hip hop star Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier for the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army in Ethiopia, visiting Sudanese school children in a Fitzroy community centre.
Recent media reports of South Sudanese 'crime gangs' do nothing to offer young people what they most need: inclusion, acceptance and employment.