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.
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.
Collective psychology says that people behave not as individuals, but as members of a collective.
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.
The psychology of revenge and how shame and humiliation can cause chaos in Australian politics.
Other conservatives parties in the Western world have done better on female representation than the Liberals - the party needs a gender quota and to rid itself of its right-wing thugs.
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.
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.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the extraordinary week in Australian politics.
Their longest serving leader built the modern Liberal Party after its predecessor collapsed in 1941– but it took him eight years and defeat in two elections.
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.
The National Party has the opportunity to use its role within the Coalition to exercise its influence on behalf of rural Australia.
Morrison would be mistaken if he believed his party’s salvation lay in a further lurch to the right in pursuit of an ill-defined "base"
Analysis of the polls shows the deposing of Malcolm Turnbull made absolutely no electoral sense.
Turnbull brought a Menzian style to his leadership, but the world has changed quite a bit since Robert Menzies.
Our revolving door prime ministers are the result of the politicians being too responsive to what we think, and there being too few of them.
Whether we end up with Prime Minister Turnbull, Dutton, Morrison or Bishop – it will not be sweetness and light among those who find themselves at the "out-group" when the dust begins to settle.
News Corp, Sky News and 2GB have contributed to the creeping 'Foxification' of Australian politics over the life of the Turnbull government.
Prtime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will invite a leadership "spill" motion at midday Friday, once a majority of Liberals formally ask for a party meeting.
Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership appears over, with senior ministers deserting him in favour of challenger Peter Dutton.