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Morrison warned against those who wanted to run scare campaigns as a result of the announcements, saying they would be taking Australians for mugs. David Mariuz/AAP

Slimmed-down migration program has regional focus

The overhaul of the program comes after pressure from various quarters including conservative Liberals for immigration to be lowered, and the government talking up the need for 'congestion busting'.
It is becoming harder to argue that neoliberal market solutions, from tax cuts to deregulation, will necessarily benefit and protect ordinary voters. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Win or lose the next election, it may be time for the Liberals to rethink their economic narrative

Whether they form the next government or not, the Liberals need to reconsider their reliance on neoliberal economics, which may no longer be serving the party – or the country.
Bishop told parliament she believed the Coalition would win the election. Lukas Coch/AAP

Julie Bishop to quit parliament at the election

The exit of Bishop underlines the Liberals' “woman problem”. It comes after the decision by cabinet minister Kelly O'Dwyer to leave at the election.
Josh Frydenberg holds his seat by a high margin, but has a determined challenger. Joel Carrett/AAP

View from The Hill: Independent push against Frydenberg

The former head of the government's Clean Energy Finance Corporation is expected to run against Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in the heartland Liberal seat of Kooyong.
Players from all over the world, including Australia’s star forward Thon Maker - originally from South Sudan - play in the National Basketball Association in the United States. Tannen Maury/EPA

How a race scare left South Sudanese star basketballers with nowhere to play

Star basketball players are suffering the fallout from a race scare campaign by politicians from the Liberal party over crimes committed by a small number of young people who came to Australia from South Sudan
Kelly was one of those who scuppered the National Energy Guarantee, in. the party meltdown that ended Turnbull’s leadership. MICK TSIKAS/AAP

Turnbull versus Morrison in Liberal crisis over Craig Kelly

Kelly has threatened to run as an independent if he loses preselection and also at times has left the way open to go to the crossbench.
When Labor tried to suspend standing orders in question time, Cathy McGowan, Rebekha Sharkie, Kerryn. Phelps and Julia Banks abstained. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Crossbench women give Morrison a break after week from hell

While the Liberals are losing out politically because of their low female representation and inability to properly address the problem, on the crossbench the women are now standouts (and a majority).
Craig Kelly - wearing a T-shirt with the face of Robert Menzies. on it - told the ABC he would not defect to the cross bench. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Malcolm Turnbull accuses his critics of “paranoia”

Malcolm Turnbull has struck back angrily at a report that he has been helping independent Kerryn Phelps, his successor in Wentworth, as chaos continues to fracture the Liberals.
Ryan declined to name names, but his reference to the media was. directed at commentators on Sky in the evening and the Sydney shock jocks. Mick Tskias/AAP

Senate president Scott Ryan launches grenade against the right

In a critique of federal influences in the rout of the Victorian Liberals, Ryan, a former vice-president of the state division, pointed to swings in seats “that are the cradle of the Liberal party”.

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