Malcolm Turnbull is firm in his belief that his party is one of harmony and robust discussion. But Tony Abbott seems to have other ideas.
Tony Abbott's second major public intervention this week prompted a radio interviewer to ask Malcolm Turnbull whether his leadership was under threat.
A leaked recording of Christopher Pyne boasting of the success of the Liberal moderates threatens to further divide the party.
More broadly, Pyne's self-indulgence is damaging to Turnbull because it reinforces everything the party's malcontents on the right believe.
Scott Morrison talked about the challenges of a nation indifferent to the business of politics.
Scott Morrison's comments reflect the concern in the government at the difficulty it is finding in cutting through to the electorate.
Politics podcast: Gladys Berejiklian on the need to reform federal-state partnerships.
With her government having just handed down a budget with an enviable surplus, Gladys Berejiklian says the Gonski legislation will leave NSW better off 'in terms of dollars'.
On energy security, there is a distinctly ‘big government’ approach by Malcolm Turnbull.
As it attempts to limit vulnerabilities and confront pressing issues, the government is sending some confusing signals to the electorate.
Labor must explain how its additional funding will benefit students.
Here's why Labor’s figure for school funding is too high.
Nick Greiner’s business connections would be helpful in the urgent need for the strapped Liberal Party to raise funds.
Nick Greiner's business connections would be helpful in the urgent need for the strapped party to raise funds.
Malcolm Turnbull speaks at the NSW Liberal budget lunch.
Only one in five believe they will be better off from the budget.
Robert Menzies knew the Liberal Party would never be able to govern in its own right.
The formation of the Liberal-National coalition significantly changed Australian politics. But the Nationals' influence has waned as Australia has become more urbanised.
Liberal Party executives were due on Friday to examine an internal review of last year's federal election campaign.
The Liberals’ new federal director will have to get on with Malcolm Turnbull, which can be a challenge in itself.
It is the dream apparatchik job, but you would need to be brave to want it just now. The Liberal Party is looking for a new federal director, after the resignation of stalwart Tony Nutt.
In his statement Tony Nutt acknowledged, without going into specifics, that criticism was made of the last campaign.
Liberal Party federal director Tony Nutt has announced his resignation, ahead of the party's federal executive reviewing the lessons from the 2016 election campaign.
Changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act unveiled this week look set for defeat in the Senate. But the issue will continue to breathe life.
The Nationals are among the most politically pragmatic members of the Turnbull government.
The impatience of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce with some among the Liberals is palpable.
Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday contacted leaders of the Jewish, Indigenous and Muslim communities, seeking to reassure them.
Malcolm Turnbull is now, it seems, wholly owned by the conservatives in the Liberal Party and their strident media allies. His capitulation to them over 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act has been as…
Two Canadian soldiers during a 2011 NATO exercise in Ukraine.
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Over its history Canada has built itself through war and the memory of its wars. The country's recent military interventions are part of a struggle to define what the country stands for.
Pauline Hanson after her One Nation party performed worse than expected at the WA election.
AAP/Rebecca Le May
The controversial preference deal with the Liberals, and a disastrous campaign, saw One Nation perform worse than expected in Western Australia.
Riven by dispute about the idea of liberalism espoused by Robert Menzies, and increasingly at risk of fracture, a once great party is in turmoil.
WA Premier Colin Barnett faces a battle to retain office after the March 11 state election.
AAP/Rebecca Le May
While the Liberals' decision to preference One Nation on how-to-vote cards might be expedient in the short term, it could seriously cost them if they are returned to power.
A day after moving to the crossbench, Cory Bernardi is feeling the heat. The media, former Liberal colleagues and South Australian voters all have a view on his defection.