To some Liberals, Turnbull is the person who plucked the mantle of prime minister from its champion of the conservative movement – Tony Abbott.
Collective psychology says that people behave not as individuals, but as members of a collective.
Phelps, a Sydney City councillor lives and practices as a GP in the Wentworth electorate, and could be expected to attract a substantial vote if she ran as an independent.
Attention is coming on the Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer, who issued a general statement last week condemning bullying, to take a stronger stand. O'Dwyer is expected to say more this week.
It’s hard to read the recent felling of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as anything other than an act of revenge by Tony Abbott and his closest supporters.
The psychology of revenge and how shame and humiliation can cause chaos in Australian politics.
The Liberal Party room is dominated – and increasingly so over the past generation – by male MPs who anoint leaders in their own image.
Other conservatives parties in the Western world have done better on female representation than the Liberals - the party needs a gender quota and to rid itself of its right-wing thugs.
Julia Banks’ seat of Chisholm is on a margin of less than 3% after the distribution.
In announcing she would not contest the next election, the member for the highly-marginal Chisholm has cited bullying and intimidation for provoking her decision.
In reality, the chances of Bishop being in the next parliament seem minimal.
Bishop could presumably expect to receive some attractive job offers in the next few months, and if the right one came along, domestic or international, she would be taking it.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the extraordinary week in Australian politics.
Josh Frydenberg and Scott Morrison may turn to Robert Menzies’ lessons on how to rebuild a party.
Their longest serving leader built the modern Liberal Party after its predecessor collapsed in 1941– but it took him eight years and defeat in two elections.
Scott Morrison is sworn in as the 30th prime minister of Australia by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.
New prime minister Scott Morrison now faces the huge task of reuniting the party and devising policy positions that can satisfy the liberals and conservatives within.
It is often forgotten that the Liberals cannot govern without the support of the Nationals, and this has been the case for almost 100 years.
The National Party has the opportunity to use its role within the Coalition to exercise its influence on behalf of rural Australia.
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.