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.
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.
Bill Shorten conceded defeat in the 2016 election on Sunday.
Labor and Bill Shorten are right to be pleased with the number of seats they picked up, but it was still not enough for them to form government – and that is the serious task ahead.
If Malcolm Turnbull panders too much to the conservatives he will alienate many ordinary centrist voters.
As he struggles with the lessons of the recent past and the challenges of the immediate future, Malcolm Turnbull needs to avoid two dangers. One is being spooked by the conservatives inside and outside…
Whatever happens from here, this election has gone badly wrong for Malcolm Turnbull.
Even if he survives as prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull will govern in extremely difficult circumstances, and his leadership is under threat.
Malcolm Turnbull has blown both of his chances as Liberal leader.
Malcolm Turnbull's immediate blaming of Labor's 'Mediscare' campaign for the Coalition's poor performance at the polls goes in fact to his real problem: he’s not a very talented politician.
Malcolm Turnbull addresses party members at the Liberal Party election night event.
The federal election result is on a knife-edge, with the outcome between a majority Turnbull government and a hung parliament.
Malcolm Turnbull has achieved his lifelong ambition of being prime minister, but can he hold onto it?
Even if his government is returned on Saturday, Malcolm Turnbull faces a difficult path in getting his agenda through parliament.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale will be hoping to snatch seats from the major parties in Saturday’s election.
With this election likely to produce a high number of non-major-party primary votes, the Greens have emerged as a strong third option and a headache for both Labor and the Coalition.
Was the Liberal Party right about Medicare funding?
Has the Coalition invested an average of $5 billion per year more than Labor into Medicare?
We know there will be cuts if the Liberal party is re-elected.
Liberal higher education policy is obscure; perhaps deliberately so. But the conclusion is clear. Unless students are required to pay significantly more, universities will face major cuts.
Malcolm Turnbull said the shockwaves of the past 48 hours were a sharp reminder of the volatility in the global economy.
Malcolm Turnbull has warned voters of the need for stable government in uncertain times, in a pitch to counter Labor's fear campaign and the temptation for electors to lodge a protest vote.
Chris Bowen at the Treasurers' Debate with Scott Morrison.
Was Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen right to say that the Coalition presided over the most sustained fall in our living standards since records began?
Tony Abbott has so far been the low-key team player in the 2016 election campaign.
As the Liberals went into this election, there was some nervousness about which Tony Abbott would be on show during the campaign.
Who are the major donors to Australia's big political parties? And what are the rules around disclosure at state and federal level?
Do the divisions within the Liberal Party reflect differences of personality and tactical emphasis? Or do they come down to differing worldviews?
The decline in Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity and the increasingly explicit critiques of his leadership have raised the question of whether the Liberal Party has a unifying ideology.
The NSW Electoral Commission’s withholding of public funding to the NSW Liberal Party may yet again imperil Arthur Sinodinos.
What does the latest donations scandal enveloping the NSW Liberal Party say about the trajectory of political finance regulation and enforcement?
LNP MP George Christensen has been vociferous in his opposition to the Safe Schools program.
The damaging polarisation around queer issues in Australian politics is out of step with community sentiment.
Victoria will be a key state for Malcolm Turnbull to make gains in if he is to win the election, and win well.
AAP/ Lukas Coch
With internal party ructions and an unco-operative Senate to manage, Malcolm Turnbull needs a convincing election win to be able to govern as he wants to.
The figure of the ‘noble savage’ has deep roots in Australia colonialism.
Shipwreck of the Stirling Castle, John Curtis, 1838.
Liberal MP Dennis Jensen's comments about the 'noble savage' lifestyle tap into a centuries-old stereotype about Indigenous people.