Turnbull and his ministers confronted the bad poll day head on.
With the fateful 30th Newspoll finally out there, the government on Monday descended into an orgy of destructive self-indulgence.
If Malcolm Turnbull is to draw any comfort from a self-inflicted wound, he might consider the history of leaders who have endured bad polling and prevailed.
History warns us to beware of the fickleness of polls taken mid-term, which tend to be a snapshot rather than a deep reading of the electoral mood.
“pollie pedalling” in the Latrobe Valley, making sure he is best placed to exploit Turnbull’s pain over the Newspoll and his difficulty with the energy issue.
The Coalition trails 48-52%, compared with 47-53% a fortnight ago. The Australian reports it is only the second time since April last year that the government has come
The results of next week’s Newspoll will be eagerly awaited on both sides of the House.
The Coalition braces for the next Newspoll, while a redistribution gives Labor reason to smile, and the Batman byelection results are finalised.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is facing the prospect of the benchmark 30-straight Newspoll losses next week.
Another tumultuous week in politics saw the appearance of the "Monash Forum", more speculation about the 30th Newspoll and the Greens proposing a people's bank.
Tony Abbott will be cycling through the Latrobe valley when the 30th Newspoll is released on Monday.
Many among the public will discount Abbott's activities as just his usual trouble-making. The noise, however, reinforces the general impression of a fractured government.
Barnaby Joyce said the government building a coal-fired power station would be consistent with its existing policies.
Barnaby Joyce says he would be '100%' behind the government constructing coal-fired power stations if that would lower the price of electricity.
It now appears inevitable the government will hit 30 consecutive negative Newspolls.
Labor retains a 53-47% unchanged two-party lead in the latest Newspoll.
Although SA-BEST is averaging 27% in seats it is contesting, the major parties are less vulnerable to losing seats to SA-BEST than it may appear from primary votes.
Nick Xenophon's SA-Best slumps while Labor fights the 'It's time' factor in the lead-up to the South Australian election.
Barnaby Joyce is now on a week’s leave.
The two-party vote has the Coalition trailing Labor 47-53%, compared with 48-52% a fortnight ago.
Malcolm Turnbull makes a point in Question Time.
While this Newspoll is Malcolm Turnbull's 26th consecutive loss (four short of Tony Abbott's streak), it is the Coalition's best position since April 2017.
Bill Shorten on Sunday announced a Labor government would freeze health premium increases to 2% in each of its first two years in office.
The Coalition now trails 48-52% on the two-party vote – the best result for it since April last year.
Nick Xenophon won 46% of the preferred South Australian premier vote in a recent Newspoll.
If the primary votes in Newspoll were replicated at the South Australian election, SA-BEST would probably win a clear majority of lower house seats.
George Brandis has served as attorney-general since 2013.
George Brandis will become Australia's high commissioner to London in a reshuffle set to be announced on Tuesday.
Barnaby Joyce’s big win in the New England byelection had little to do with recent political developments.
Unlike Tony Windsor in 2016, none of Barnaby Joyce's New England byelection opponents had the resources to run a strong campaign.
The government goes into the parliamentary week heartened by Barnaby Joyce’s landslide win in Saturday’s New England byelection.
While the government improved compared with the previous poll, this is the 24th consecutive Newspoll the Coalition has lost in two-party terms.
Malcolm Turnbull is trying to manage the unfolding crisis from a distance during his Asia trip.
Newspoll has delivered a sweeping new setback to Malcolm Turnbull, with a big cut in his 'better prime minister' rating and Labor increasing its two-party lead to a massive 55-45%.
Malcolm Turnbull’s government is now more than two-thirds of the way to the 30 losing Newspolls which Turnbull used in challenging Tony Abbott for leadership.
The Coalition is trailing in its 21st consecutive Newspoll, with Labor maintaining its two-party lead of 54-46% and Malcolm Turnbull suffering a setback in his personal ratings.
Bill Shorten will be buoyed by the latest Newspoll figures, which show Labor increasing its lead over the Coalition.
Labor extends its crucial two-party preferred lead over the government, while in the marriage equality postal survey, the 'yes' case appears to be losing its advantage.
Bill Shorten tabled a copy of his UK citizenship renunciation documents on Monday.
While it would have been much easier for the government if Barnaby Joyce had stood aside from cabinet while the High Court determined his parliamentary eligibility, the Nationals leader was too big a fish…