Brian Loughnane has been campaign director for the federal Coalition in four elections.
Tony Nutt, former close advisor to John Howard, is set to become the new federal director of the Liberal Party after Brian Loughnane confirmed on Thursday that he will soon leave the job.
Arthur Sinodinos was a key supporter of Malcolm Turnbull’s successful leadership challenge.
Arthur Sinodinos, a key backer of Malcolm Turnbull, talks about why the Liberals needed a change in leadership and what he hopes will change in the running of the Prime Minister's Office.
Abbott isn’t the first leader to be toppled amid questions over his approach to climate change.
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From Hawke-Keating to Rudd-Gillard, climate policy has an uncanny ability to cost Australian political leaders their jobs. And it was a key element in the rivalry between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull.
In many respects, Malcolm Turnbull seems an ideal Liberal leader for the 21st century – but there are some potential downsides.
Malcolm Turnbull’s problem is that he often seems to be slightly ahead of the times – and that he can’t always take either his party room or the public with him.
Malcolm Turnbull (right) will replace Tony Abbott (left) as Australia’s prime minister after a partyroom spill.
The Conversation's experts react to Malcolm Turnbull's defeat of Tony Abbott in a ballot for the Liberal Party leadership.
Tony Abbott has flagged a plebiscite, or ‘people’s vote’, on same-sex marriage.
Every generation in the last 150 years has seen in Australia a contest over marriage which reflects shifting positions on its defining features, and its associated rights and obligations.
The scandal surrounding Bronwyn Bishop’s entitlements may not have ended with her resignation as Speaker.
Combined, the nature of the controversy, Bishop’s behaviour as Speaker, and the way she and her party dealt with the issue created the perfect storm for a damaging scandal.
Australia’s federal cabinet currently has just two female members. What can be done about boosting the number of female parliamentarians generally?
Thanks to quotas, the proportion of women in parliaments across the world has nearly doubled in the past 20 years.
Malcolm Turnbull talks about the government’s new anti-online piracy measures, Zaky Mallah on Q&A, and much more.
Michelle Grattan talks to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull about the government's new anti-online piracy measures, Zaky Mallah on ABC's Q&A, gay marriage and much more.
Bruce Billson talks to Michelle Grattan about the 2015 federal budget and the small business tax cuts.
Michelle Grattan talks to Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson about the budget, the small business tax cuts, cabinet leaks, gay marriage and much more.
Mike Baird has been rewarded for being upfront about a difficult issue, while Tony Abbott was less forthcoming before his election and lost many voters' trust as a result.
Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop said the take out from the result was that "people are ready for reform as long as it's explained to them, and that's what Mike Baird did". It was a pointed comment.
‘Four more years’ for NSW Premier Mike Baird, which the crowd chanted as he arrived at the Liberals' election night party.
Mike Baird's Liberal National coalition has been comfortably returned to government in New South Wales, despite a 9% statewide swing against it on the two-party preferred vote.
New South Wales Premier Mike Baird looks likely to keep enjoying the view from the top of the state after the March 28 poll.
With just a day of campaigning left in the New South Wales election, the result is already clear. Mike Baird's government will be re-elected – but the battle for 21 upper house seats will be crucial.
The Reverend Fred Nile is a veteran of the NSW Parliament – and many predict that if the Baird government is re-elected, his vote could decide whether power privatisation goes ahead or not.
A re-elected Liberal National government needs to win 10 upper house seats in this year's NSW election to hold a clear majority. But any fewer than 10, and it may need a Plan B on privatisation.
Tracking tweets can tell help paint a picture of voter sentiment.
UPDATED March 27, 11:45am: These live infographics continue to show the most tweeted about people and parties in the New South Wales election.
Malcolm Fraser wasn’t a visionary like Paul Keating, but he did steady the Australian economic ship.
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Malcolm Fraser's economic style was pragmatic, but he resisted the 'dries' in his party.
From boyhood to late in life, Malcolm Fraser always seemed to be slightly removed from those around him.
Malcolm Fraser's record in public life was remarkable, ensuring he'd be remembered not only for his role in The Dismissal, but for how far apart he and the party he once led came to be.
Malcolm Fraser has passed away at the age of 84.
In his time in office, Malcolm Fraser oversaw the acceptance of southeast Asian refugees and led economic and social welfare reforms.
Former Liberal Party president Shane Stone in 2005.
Former Liberal president Shane Stone has hit out at party treasurer Philip Higginson for his scathing correspondence complaining about party governance.
Philip Ruddock has been stood down as chief government whip.
Tony Abbott has sacked Chief Government Whip Philip Ruddock in a provocative move just days after holding off a motion to…