The overwhelming impression the Morrison government has projected this week is one of chaos. There has been one encouraging sign as a new generation of Liberal moderates belatedly raise their voices.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Liberal Dave Sharma on 2030 target
Liberal backbencher Dave Sharma, a former diplomat, discusses climate policy, the religious discrimination legislation, a national integrity commission, voter ID, China, and the Liberal party.
Scott Morrison has had his integrity questioned in a recent interview with 3AW’s Neil Mitchell when he was asked whether he had “ever told a lie in public life?”
The emotions we attribute to party leaders on the basis of partisan affiliation may no longer hold sway in this federal election.
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The emotions we attach to political affiliation are shifting during this federal election. The vote may turn out to be a master class in how a party can capture the political mood and use it to its benefit.
Climate activists protest outside of the first French leaders’ debate in Montréal, Que. on Sept. 2, 2021.
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Climate change is a hot-button issue in the upcoming federal election, and each party has a different plan to address the issue.
Facebook has found it challenging to address misinformation on its platform.
Facebook’s public attempts to combat misinformation in advance of the upcoming election are ineffective and serve to improve the company’s image.
Words associated with madness and emotion are used against women to discredit them and undermine their authority.
Barnaby Joyce is back as Nationals leader, three years since his reluctant resignation.
For so long the ‘coming man’ of Australian political life, Peacock’s many natural gifts always seemed better used beyond politics than within it.
Among modern Liberals it’s patently heresy to ask how rushing to green light 11 proposed coal mines in the Hunter Valley helps the struggling coal industry.
We were supposed to have a ‘climate election’ in 2019. New research looked at attitudes to climate change in Australia, and may explain why that didn’t pan out.
A Liberal male staffer masturbating on a female MP’s desk is merely a symptom of something very wrong in the Liberal Party’s attitudes to women, not the sum total of it.
As women protest around the country, there could also be a protest vote against the Liberal Party at the next election.
The WA Liberals' near wipe-out includes the seat of Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup.
Time is running out for the Western Australian Liberal Party. Polling points to a massive Labor landslide at the upcoming state election on March 13.
The ABC not only had a right, but it also had an obligation, to air a story that speaks to ministerial misconduct when it breaches standards set by prime ministers.
It is true federal parliament is an atypical work environment. But that does not make it "special" and therefore, beyond community standards.
The ACT is set to be governed by Labor for more than two decades straight, after the Liberals failed to cut through in the weekend’s election.
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Only one in four members of the Morrison government are women, so it’s little wonder their ideas for COVID recovery has all been “men first”.
Branch stacking raises broader questions about the health of our political parties. There are alternative forms of representation that could bring ordinary Australians into the political system again.