Dutton can mobilise his conservative base on race and crime, but what about the broader electorate?
Whoever ends up the Liberal prime minister will need to articulate a more coherent economic policy to help everyday Australians.
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.
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.
Modelling should be a chance to test your assumptions, not just confirm them.
We need to move past biased, opaque models for energy policies.
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.
While Labor has strengthened its message and become more united in recent years, the Liberals seem more divided than ever.
The Liberals once tried to build a big tent to include a range of political positions. Recent conflicts over energy, same-sex marriage and euthanasia show this is no longer sustainable.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull campaigning at a Tasmania factory for Brett Whiteley, the Liberal candidate in the Braddon by-election.
On Saturday, five federal seats will have a byelection, with particular attention being paid to tight races in Longman and Braddon. And all have implications for the major parties and their leaders.
ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has launched a strong defence of the public broadcaster.
A motion to privatise the ABC, no matter how vigorously repudiated by the government, is political poison, and may now reap a political harvest.
Mitch Fifield and the Prime Minister’s Office often fire off complaints about errors and interpretations.
It has been described as virtue-signalling to the base. I think it is rather more serious. It will reinforce the anti-ABC sentiment of some in government ranks - which has reached absurd levels.
This week the Liberal Party also faced questions over the proportion of female MPs it has in parliament.
It was the week that saw a parliamentary committee recommend a referendum to end the dual citizenship debacle- but the idea was immediately shut down by the government.
Tony Abbott launches Pauline Hanson’s book at Parliament House in Canberra.
Tony Abbott's supporters are derided as delusional conservatives, but they have immense political impact and are determined to bring down Malcolm Turnbull.
John Howard, pictured here with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, is fond of describing the Liberal Party as a “broad church”. But that breadth has led to increasing fracture within the party in recent years.
The battle between liberals and conservatives continues to split the Liberal Party, but its past heroes would find the ideological division puzzling.
The Hodgman government has been returned for a second term.
The Liberals went from a losing position in Tasmanian polls months ago to a comfortable victory on election day.
George Brandis gave his valedictory speech to the Senate on Wednesday.
George Brandis told the Senate that classical liberal values were under 'greater challenge than at any time in my memory'.
AEC disclosures revealed Malcolm Turnbull to be the single biggest donor to a political party in 2016-17.
The annual February festival of lampooning the largest visible donor lulls Australians into a false sense of security that there is a functioning political donations disclosure regime in place.
Hi-vis time: Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk greets voters on the hustings.
If the predicted strong preferences from One Nation to the LNP occur at the Queensland election, it would be bad news not just for state Labor, but also federal Labor.
Mathias Cormann and Malcolm Turnbull address the ‘yes’ result.
Malcolm Turnbull needs to continue to stare down the conservative forces in his government, because what they are demanding is prejudiced and discriminatory.
There are five women in the Turnbull government cabinet, making up just 24% of members.
Setting targets is one way to attain more female MPs, but it must be accompanied by cultural change.