Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in Australian politics.
While Tony Abbott's London climate speech has been widely criticised, research suggests his views have long had a sympathetic ear in Australia's coal heartland.
A stoush with Tony Abbott would be a bad distraction when Malcolm Turnbull needs the attention to be on what he is delivering.
Some Coalition MPs are worried the government is in the energy space at all, rather than leaving it as a state matter.
Tony Abbott was being his old pre-prime-ministerial self on Monday, with a full-on speech to a climate sceptics group in London.
Speaking in a light and bright FM radio interview on Tuesday, Malcolm Turnbull said that in politics, “just being chilled, calm is very important. A little bit of zen goes a long way.” He was answering…
There was a time when Tony Abbott followed the prevailing wind on climate policy. No longer.
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Tony Abbott will deliver a speech to the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Has the human weathervane stopped spinning? What does it mean for climate politics?
A video has been released with Tony Abbott’s daughter Frances promoting the Yes case.
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Like millions of others, I received an SMS at the weekend from the “Yes” campaign for the marriage ballot. It said: The Marriage Equality Survey forms have arrived! Help make history and vote YES for a…
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about campaigning during the same-sex marriage postal ballot and Tony Abbott's continued undermining of the government.
Tony Abbott has reportedly threatened to cross the floor if there is any attempt to legislate a clean energy target.
Even in today’s often bizarre political environment, Tuesday night’s encounter between Tony Abbott, Peta Credlin and Alan Jones on Sky News was surreal. Credlin, Abbott’s former chief-of-staff, now works…
Abbott’s Right ignores completely the influence of Catholic thinking on the former prime minister.
A new book attempts to cloak Tony Abbott in a political philosophy, but is not entirely convincing.
Labor mentioned Scott Morrison’s ‘pet rock’ during Question Time on Tuesday.
As coal has muscled its way to the centre of the stage, we've seen the showdown between the government and AGL over the future of its Liddell coal-fired power station.
Tony Abbott said he was a reluctant banner but says the burqa is an affront to the Australian way of life.
Tony Abbott was commenting on a motion for a ban George Christensen will move when the Nationals' federal conference meets this weekend.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull still can’t seem to distance himself from coal.
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The Turnbull government is still tying itself in knots over the future of coal, as literally decades of policy turmoil on climate and energy continue to roll on.
Bill Shorten tabled a copy of his UK citizenship renunciation documents on Monday.
While it would have been much easier for the government if Barnaby Joyce had stood aside from cabinet while the High Court determined his parliamentary eligibility, the Nationals leader was too big a fish…
The conservatives’ strategy is to reap what victories they can while Malcolm Turnbull leads.
The lack of moderates in the Liberals' succession list is notable, given Christopher Pyne's ill-judged boast to the faction that it was in the 'winners' circle'.
Community leaders will play a very important role in whipping votes for or against in the same-sex marriage plebiscite.
Social conservatism among many ethnic communities will be a key factor in deciding the result of the upcoming same-sex marriage survey.
Michelle Grattan and Nicholas Klomp discuss the week in politics.
Christine Forster and her partner Virginia plan to marry.
Tony Abbott, who resoundingly won an election being “Dr No”, will bring all his formidable attack skills to trying to kill the push to change the definition of marriage. In a pitch that sees him lined…
Throughout Australian history, previous parliaments have changed the legal understanding of marriage – none needed a plebiscite.
The government seems determined to give voters a voice on marriage equality, and equally determined not to be bound by what those voters say.
Thredbo, scene of the latest attack on the Bureau of Meteorology’s methods.
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Three years ago The Australian newspaper launched a broadside at the Bureau of Meteorology. But when it did it again this week, it seemed to get less traction from the top echelons of government.
Warren Entsch said he was astounded and offended by a letter sent to Queensland LNP members attacking MPs who publicly support same-sex marriage.
The five Liberal rebels are not ruling out crossing the floor to try to force a parliamentary vote.