Tony Abbott said the Coalition needed to sharpen the differences with Labor rather than try to minimise them.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has taken a swipe at Malcolm Turnbull's 'innovation' narrative and called for 'another big push' on repairing the budget.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has a complex relationship with the Liberal Party’s powerful social conservatives.
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The pressure on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to bend to the conservative right factions of the Liberal and National parties has been compounded by the election of Donald Trump.
We thought Malcolm Turnbull had nailed his colours to the mast on climate policy - but maybe not.
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Malcolm Turnbull has said coal will be important for "many decades to come" – joining a long line of prime ministers who talked big on climate policy but found themselves talking up fossil fuels.
Malcolm Turnbull speaking at the NSW Liberal state council in Sydney on Saturday.
Malcolm Turnbull and Mike Baird triumphed over Tony Abbott at the NSW Liberals’ weekend meeting but it remains to be seen whether their initiative for broad reform will lead to meaningful democratisation…
The Turnbull-Abbott hostilities erupted in a very public manner this week over the terms of a ban on the importation of the Adler seven-shot lever-action shotgun.
Malcolm Turnbull’s week has been little short of disastrous and there will be more fallout.
Political pundits often talk about the 'transactional costs' of coups.
After Question Time on Thursday Tony Abbott made a personal explanation to the House outlining the background to the Adler shotgun ban.
Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott are sharply at odds over Abbott's denial of knowledge about a 2015 deal to insert a sunset clause on the import ban of a shotgun.
Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm wants a ban on the importation of the Adler seven-shot lever-action shotgun lifted.
Malcolm Turnbull is like the man who threw down a match, started a fire, and is now struggling to breathe because of the smoke. He has inadvertently become the centre of a debate on guns which is at least…
BIll Shorten has announced Labor will block legislation to set up a plebiscite on marriage equality.
It is inevitable that Australia will, in the not-too-distant future, allow two people to marry regardless of their gender. But which prime minister will get to claim this as their legacy?
Malcolm Turnbull during a tour of the University of Tasmania.
Is Malcolm Turnbull at risk of finding himself in a similar situation to Julia Gillard, with a disillusioned public settling into a negative view that transcends achievements of the moment?
Malcolm Turnbull leaves after the government lost divisions in the House of Representatives on Thursday.
Both Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese and Liberal backbencher Cory Bernardi were in the business of stirring expectations in interviews on Sunday. And if those expectations take hold, that’s particularly…
Malcolm Turnbull explicitly chose to assume the mantle of his predecessor Tony Abbott as ‘prime minister for Indigenous affairs’.
For many, relations between Indigenous Australians and the government are best described as being in a state of crisis.
Tony Abbott has set out what amounted to a series of benchmarks for the Turnbull government.
Tony Abbott has exhorted the government to stand up for reform and avoid new spending that does not promote growth.
As per tradition Malcolm Turnbull has hosted the annual Prime Minister’s XI cricket match.
Since his ascendancy, the currently trim and muscular-looking Malcolm Turnbull has – for an Australian prime minister – had unusually little to say about sport.
Tony Abbott has called for reform to the way the NSW branch of the Liberal Party preselects election candidates.
As the changing nature of political participation presents increasing challenges for parties, we are likely to see more experimentation with new forms of participation, not less.
Tony Abbott initially aspired as prime minister not to get sucked into the 24-hour media round, but he quickly did.
The Sunday Telegraph reported at the weekend that Malcolm Turnbull had visited only seven electorates since the July 2 poll, and contrasted his “hermit-style approach” with Bill Shorten’s “never-ending…
Peter Costello says the government’s first preoccupation would have to be internal management.
Former treasurer Peter Costello has raised questions about how much the Turnbull government can achieve given its political situation, and warned of the risk of a defection.
Liberal senator Cory Bernardi claims his ‘Australian Conservatives’ movement has recorded more than 50,000 registrations.
In the last 12 months, under the leadership of an eastern suburbs small-l liberal, the Liberal Party has decided it wants to look more like the party of Hewson than the party of Howard.
Malcolm Turnbull campaigned on promises of a stable government – but given the Coalition’s slim victory, this may not be possible.
To understand how Australia's political uncertainty is being seen elsewhere, we reconvened our panel of experts from the UK, US, Indonesia and NZ to respond to the election results.
Although Malcolm Turnbull has been returned to office, he faces considerable challenges.
How did the Coalition go from a resounding victory in 2013 to the edge of electoral defeat?