Morrison’s preacher-style stump speech invoking Menzies sent some wider messages.
It’s hard to fault Morrison’s first fortnight, if you can get past his description of events that tore down a PM as “that Muppet Show”, and swallow any cynicism about his careful choreography.
The bitter exchange has raised the au pair affair, already difficult for Dutton and the Morrison government, to a new level.
A Senate committee is inquiring into Dutton's use of his ministerial discretion over visas. He overrode advice from officials when he granted visas to two au pairs who had been detained.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has abandoned the plan to raise the pension age to 70.
The controversial plan to raise the age of the pension to 70 has been scrapped, with eligibility rising to 67 in 2023, where it will stay.
Judith Troeth on the Liberal party’s woman problem and asylum seekers.
Troeth says the party should adopt quotas to rectify the "abysmally low numbers" of Liberal women in parliament.
O'Dwyer said Scott Morrison in the party room on Tuesday would make it clear he “has no truck with bullying.”
Backbencher Lucy Gichuhi said she’s willing to out people when parliament resumes. She said she couldn’t do it outside parliament but was “absolutely” willing to do so under parliamentary privilege.
Interviewed on 2GB Morrison seized on an offensive Father’s Day tweet from John Setka, Victorian state secretary of CFMMEU’s construction and general division.
The Liberals have for years sought to make Shorten’s union background and associations work for them. They haven’t so far had anything like the success they hoped. The question is, can Morrison?
No, these veggies are not trying to kill you.
Don't believe the hype – tomatoes are not trying to stop you from eating them with poison.
Shorten, making the announcement, will say the present trigger is too weak because it doesn’t have to be activated when prices are high.
A Labor government would introduce a permanent gas export control trigger that could be pulled when prices were too high, not just when a shortfall is forecast.
Phelps, a Sydney City councillor lives and practices as a GP in the Wentworth electorate, and could be expected to attract a substantial vote if she ran as an independent.
Attention is coming on the Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer, who issued a general statement last week condemning bullying, to take a stronger stand. O'Dwyer is expected to say more this week.
Malcolm Turnbull gives a final press conference as prime minister, after he was brought down by conservative forces within his party.
Has there been aa more extraordinary week in recent Australian politics? Michelle Grattan and Nicholas Klomp discuss the leadership spill, Julia Banks' resignation and the controversy around au pair visas.
Dutton told 2GB on Thursday he had made a judgement based on the case’s merit, not his knowledge of the person who had referred it.
A whistleblower has leaked to Labor an email trail of correspondence showing how Dutton rejected advice from Australian Border Force, granting a visa in 2015 to French au pair Alexandra Deuwel.
Well, anyone who bullied or was fine with such conduct should do this: go to your local high school and explain to the kids why bullying shouldn’t be in their tool kit but is needed in yours.
While a particular coup may have its justifications, when you look at a clutch of them, they're bad for the country and for the political system.
Julia Banks’ seat of Chisholm is on a margin of less than 3% after the distribution.
In announcing she would not contest the next election, the member for the highly-marginal Chisholm has cited bullying and intimidation for provoking her decision.
In reality, the chances of Bishop being in the next parliament seem minimal.
Bishop could presumably expect to receive some attractive job offers in the next few months, and if the right one came along, domestic or international, she would be taking it.
Morrison did not want Abbott in cabinet, but he does want to be seen to be making a gesture of conciliation to the former leader, who has been a critic of policy on energy and immigration in particular.
Wentworth has a 17.7% margin but Turnbull’s personal vote is large and the campaign there could be difficult and certainly will be expensive.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the extraordinary week in Australian politics.
Morrison’s ministry and his comments when announcing it tell us his orientation in the energy area.
The Coalition's primary vote has plunged 4 points to 33%, and Labor's vote has jumped from 35% to 41%, in The Australian's poll, which comes as Morrison moved quickly to announce his ministerial team.
After five years as foreign minister, Julie Bishop will move to the backbench.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has unveiled his ministry, rewarding his supporters who also making room for some Peter Dutton supporters - with the exception of Tony Abbott.
Author Michelle de Kretser with her Miles Franklin prize-winning novel, The Life To Come.
Courtesy Perpetual/Copyright Agency/Martin Ollman.
Every character in The Life To Come is complex, frustratingly unfulfilled, marked by kindness, selfishness, or dumb selflessness. But they are always, entirely, convincing.
Scott Morrison is sworn in as the 30th prime minister of Australia by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.
New prime minister Scott Morrison now faces the huge task of reuniting the party and devising policy positions that can satisfy the liberals and conservatives within.