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At Monday’s meeting of nearly two hours, only Warren Entsch reserved his right to cross the floor. Lukas Coch/AAP

Same-sex marriage reform heads for the snail mail

Having lit the match that fired same-sex marriage back onto the government’s immediate agenda, the five Liberal rebels have left Malcolm Turnbull with a dangerously smouldering issue that will burn on…
There is a big question over whether Malcolm Turnbull can keep control of the same-sex marriage debate. Richard Wainwright/AAP

Showdown on same-sex marriage looming within the Liberals

If the push for change lost in the Liberal party room, would the rebels abide by the decision, or would they cross the floor when, for example, there was a move by Labor for a vote in parliament?
Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to bring bank executives before a parliamentary committee at least annually has been seen as little more than token. Mick Tsikas/AAP

The banking story has a way to run for Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull’s resistance to a royal commission into banks is flouting public opinion and will test his own backbenchers, who have their fingers on the electoral pulse on this hot-button issue. An…
A message to Tony Abbott is seen at floral arrangement in front of Parliament House in Canberra. Lukas Coch/AAP

Abbott facing crunch over same-sex marriage bill

For the second time this year Liberal MPs have asserted themselves over their leader. Making it clear they wanted a contest for the speakership, with no attempted “captain’s pick”, was nothing like the…
Critics are already seeing Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s reaction to a cross-party same-sex marriage bill as Abbott going back on his word. AAP/Lukas Coch

Grattan on Friday: Abbott will look tricky if he tries to abort the same-sex marriage bill he encouraged

The prime minister is suddenly looking like a throwback to Tony Abbott, health minister, when he was fighting trenchantly against losing ministerial power over the abortion drug RU486.