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.
“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
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.
Penelope and the Suitors, by J.W. Waterhouse (1912).
It may seem incredible that some 2,500 years since the Homeric epics, women are still silenced in public. But the myths of Archaic Greece resonate today in disturbing ways.
Backbenchers Craig Kelly and Tony Abbott are leading members of the new ‘Monash Forum’.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
The new pro-coal ‘Monash Forum’ follows in a rich political tradition of think tanks and pressure groups, all with names calculated to lend themselves maximum gravitas and a large dose of obfuscation.
When Tim Storer was sworn in he was escorted by the government and opposition Senate leaders.
Tim Storer has one hell of a decision to make shortly after the May budget, when the government plans to bring back its legislation to give tax cuts to big business.
Abbott and Hanson put their past behind them as he launched a book of her speeches at Parliament House.
Tony Abbott described Pauline Hanson as 'a remarkable and a resilient presence in our public life for more than two decades'.
Bill Shorten is the longest-serving Labor leader since Kim Beazley in his first stint in office.
The reality is that Bill Shorten is, in many ways, a garden-variety centre-left leader.
Michelle Grattan discusses the week in Australian politics with Nicholas Klomp.
Tony Abbott addresses the Sydney institute.
Blaming immigration for low wage growth, infrastructure congestion and housing affordability is based on simplistic notions of supply and demand.
Mathias Cormann is taking full advantage of this rare moment as acting prime minister.
Barnaby Joyce's position appears to have been weakened rather than strengthened by his publicity tactic.
Ahead of parliament sitting again next week, Barnaby Joyce is putting his side of the Vikki Campion saga out publicly.
Barnaby Joyce, supposedly on 'leave', is out in the media as part of his fightback against those who would like him out of the deputy prime ministership.
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.
Supporters of same-sex marriage in Melbourne celebrate the ‘yes’ result.
The same-sex marriage ballot was strongly carried in all states and territories, and won in all but 17 of the 150 electorates.
As a crusader for coal, Tony Abbott is an undisputed champion of the emotional logic of ‘truthiness’.
There are telltale signs when regard for the facts of the matter is sacrificed to 'truthiness' to win a political debate.
Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in Australian politics.
While Tony Abbott's London climate speech has been widely criticised, research suggests his views have long had a sympathetic ear in Australia's coal heartland.
A stoush with Tony Abbott would be a bad distraction when Malcolm Turnbull needs the attention to be on what he is delivering.
Some Coalition MPs are worried the government is in the energy space at all, rather than leaving it as a state matter.
Tony Abbott was being his old pre-prime-ministerial self on Monday, with a full-on speech to a climate sceptics group in London.
Speaking in a light and bright FM radio interview on Tuesday, Malcolm Turnbull said that in politics “just being chilled, calm is very important. A little bit of zen goes a long way.” He was answering…