Prime Minister-elect Scott Morrison would be mistaken if he believed his party’s salvation lay in a further lurch to the right in pursuit of an ill-defined “base”.
Morrison would be mistaken if he believed his party’s salvation lay in a further lurch to the right in pursuit of an ill-defined "base"
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Analysis of the polls shows the deposing of Malcolm Turnbull made absolutely no electoral sense.
Turnbull may be the last of the old liberal-conservative politicians.
Turnbull brought a Menzian style to his leadership, but the world has changed quite a bit since Robert Menzies.
It all comes down to incentives and the size of parliament.
Our revolving door prime ministers are the result of the politicians being too responsive to what we think, and there being too few of them.
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Whether we end up with Prime Minister Turnbull, Dutton, Morrison or Bishop – it will not be sweetness and light among those who find themselves at the "out-group" when the dust begins to settle.
Channel Nine political editor Chris Uhlmann has accused elements of the media of ‘waging a war against the prime minister of Australia’.
News Corp, Sky News and 2GB have contributed to the creeping 'Foxification' of Australian politics over the life of the Turnbull government.
Turnbull told a news conference that if he is ousted he will quit parliament - increasing the prospect of an early election.
Prtime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will invite a leadership "spill" motion at midday Friday, once a majority of Liberals formally ask for a party meeting.
Michaelia Cash and Mathias Cormann have delivered the death blow to the prime ministership of Malcolm Turnbull.
Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership appears over, with senior ministers deserting him in favour of challenger Peter Dutton.
Dutton can mobilise his conservative base on race and crime, but what about the broader electorate?
Whoever ends up the Liberal prime minister will need to articulate a more coherent economic policy to help everyday Australians.
To become prime minister, Turnbull made himself a willing hostage at the outset to right-wing policies that contradicted his political persona.
In staying hostage to this right-wing lunge, rather than fighting to move it back to the mainstream, Turnbull erased his moderate face, destroying his only utility – electoral utility – to the Liberals.
Fierravanti-Wells arriving at Parliament House on Sunday night.
In her resignation letter to the Prime Minister, Fierravanti-Wells reminded him that months ago she had told him Peter Dutton should become deputy Liberal leader, replacing Julie Bishop.
Malcolm Turnbull has survived a leadership challenge from Peter Dutton - for now.
The crowding of the centre-right is having profound consequences for Australian politics, not just Turnbull’s troubled time as prime minister.
Malcolm Turnbull called on the vote in this morning’s meeting, and won.
The prime minister has survived a challenge from the conservative wing of his party- but the deep divisions remain.
Modelling should be a chance to test your assumptions, not just confirm them.
We need to move past biased, opaque models for energy policies.
Malcolm Turnbull is faced with a highly volatile situation. But he may need to manage it by taking a risk.
After a week of infighting, it's time for the prime minister to press the party room into taking a decisive stand.
While Labor has strengthened its message and become more united in recent years, the Liberals seem more divided than ever.
The Liberals once tried to build a big tent to include a range of political positions. Recent conflicts over energy, same-sex marriage and euthanasia show this is no longer sustainable.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull campaigning at a Tasmania factory for Brett Whiteley, the Liberal candidate in the Braddon by-election.
On Saturday, five federal seats will have a byelection, with particular attention being paid to tight races in Longman and Braddon. And all have implications for the major parties and their leaders.
ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has launched a strong defence of the public broadcaster.
A motion to privatise the ABC, no matter how vigorously repudiated by the government, is political poison, and may now reap a political harvest.
Mitch Fifield and the Prime Minister’s Office often fire off complaints about errors and interpretations.
It has been described as virtue-signalling to the base. I think it is rather more serious. It will reinforce the anti-ABC sentiment of some in government ranks - which has reached absurd levels.
This week the Liberal Party also faced questions over the proportion of female MPs it has in parliament.
It was the week that saw a parliamentary committee recommend a referendum to end the dual citizenship debacle- but the idea was immediately shut down by the government.