With Craig Kelly's jump to the crossbench, the government has an uncomfortable majority.
Kelly said of his decision, 'If I'm to speak out and to use my voice the best I can, this is the best decision for myself and for the people that I represent.'
One analyst describes Labor's lead in WA as "scarcely possible", while new focus on sexual assault at Parliament House has not had an impact on the latest federal Newspoll.
A new Morrison government plan sorely misses the point on electric vehicles. It's in stark contrast to Biden's ambitious EV strategy.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon
Scott Morrison has been forced to publicly slap down Craig Kelly, after the Liberal backbencher got into a spectacular spat with Labor frontbencher Tanya Plibersek in Parliament House's press gallery.
Craig Kelly has had his neck saved by two prime ministers: Malcolm Turnbull before the 2016 election and Scott Morrison prior to the last one. It's unlikely anyone will step in for him a third time.
Veteran right-wing Liberal Kevin Andrews has lost preselection to a former special forces veteran and Barrister Keith Wolahan.
Censoring misinformation on social media may only have limited benefits. Responding with facts, however, might be an opportunity to positively influence audiences that are otherwise hard to reach.
There is evidence Trumpist methodology has already been adopted by Australia's political right.
The right is strong within the
party. And with the Morrison government now dealing with a hung parliament, there has been a risk that a disendorsed Kelly could defect to the
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.
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.
Frydenberg reiterates that the Liberal party is still a "broad church" and says he isn't concerned about other MPs like Craig Kelly following Banks' suit.
The Liberals this week are shell-shocked and unnerved after the Victorian rout and both the fact and implications of Banks' desertion.
The new pro-coal ‘Monash Forum’ follows in a rich political tradition of think tanks and pressure groups, all with names calculated to lend themselves maximum gravitas and a large dose of obfuscation.
The University of Canberra’s Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Liberal MP Craig Kelly said businesses and households in Australia are paying twice as much as Americans for their electricity. Is that true?