Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has abandoned the emissions-reduction component of his signature energy policy, in the latest chapter of a brutal decade-long saga for Australian climate policy.
The latest polls show the government's internal divisions are taking their toll- and some of its members are seriously out of step with the general public on energy policy.
The prime minister has capitulated on his controversial energy policy in an attempt to quell the ring-wing uprising within his party.
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.
The prime minister's China "reset" speech indicates he has yielded to diplomatic advice to separate domestic politics from foreign policy.
While the two-party preferred polling remains steady, the prime minister has taken a tumble in his personal approval ratings.
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Despite reports Labor might struggle in Braddon and Longman, the byelections delivered a comfortable win in Braddon and a strong one in Longman.
With the much anticipated Super Saturday byelections on Saturday, the polls in Longman and Braddon still show a very tight race.
More worrying for Labor than Bill Shorten's bad, though, is Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's rising ratings.
Creating epithets for political opponents has a long history in Australia – and when it works, it can be devastating.
It was a busy week in politics, with the federal government passing its income tax package, more squabbling over the ABC, and all parties gearing up for the July 28 byelections.
A motion to privatise the ABC, no matter how vigorously repudiated by the government, is political poison, and may now reap a political harvest.
While the Turnbull government's ratings have improved, the focus on its tax policies and the Barnaby Joyce story may be holding back its vote.
Anxiety about China's rise is unlikely to abate any time soon – Australia needs to remain calm and realise the region is changing rapidly.
Labor still holds a narrow two-party preferred lead over the Coalition, while polling takes a skewed turn.
The rhetoric between Australia and China is reaching a fever pitch in the media, with less room for journalists to take a more nuanced, objective viewpoint.
Polls also have good news for the government, with the two-party preferred gap narrowing and the budget well-received.
Burgeoning tax revenues have enabled Treasurer Scott Morrison to bring down a budget that will put the government in a better position to fight the next election.
Labor holds its two-party preferred lead over the Coalition, but recent momentum has been with the incumbent government.