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Mal Brough was a senior minister in the Howard government before losing his seat in 2007. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Brough to leave parliament at the election

Former minister Mal Brough, who this month quit the frontbench, has announced he will not contest the election.
In Question Time, Mal Brough flatly contradicted statements he gave last year about seeking extracts of Peter Slipper’s diary. Lukas Coch/AAP

Back to the wall, Brough dramatically switches his story on Slipper diary

Politically, it is not so hard to see why Malcolm Turnbull, marshalling his barrister skills and a degree of chutzpah, on Wednesday was digging in behind the indefensible position of his special minister…
Special Minister of State Mal Brough rises during a failed censure move brought by Labor. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Mal Brough adds to confusion by saying sorry if he caused confusion

Special Minister of State Mal Brough has told parliament he is sorry if he “unwittingly” added to “confusion” by his suggestion that Nine’s 60 Minutes misleadingly edited an interview.
Mal Brough is being targeted daily in Question Time about his involvement in seeking copies of Peter Slipper’s diary. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Embattled Brough now in stoush with 60 Minutes

Tellingly, in Tuesday’s parliamentary debate about the embattled Mal Brough the government did not put up any senior minister to defend him.

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on Mal Brough

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan look at the political consequences for the prime minister in having promoted Mal Brough to the ministry.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to elevate Mal Brough to the ministry threatened to come at a high cost this week. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Brough’s baggage creates mess for Malcolm

Malcolm Turnbull, having briefly touched home base, is back on the summit round, leaving behind a rather messy and smelly little scandal, the first to hit his ministry.
Mal Brough faced questions from Labor in parliament about his involvement in asking James Ashby to obtain copies of Peter Slipper’s diaries. Lukas Coch/AAP

Labor zooms in on Mal Brough

The opposition has targeted Special Minister of State Mal Brough, whose home last week was raided by the Australian Federal Police in relation to the disclosure of Peter Slipper’s diaries.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, accompanied by his wife Lucy, greet people as they walk along Oxford Street. David Moir/AAP

Will Senate voting reform end up in the too-hard basket?

The polling sends a strong message: Malcolm Turnbull starts his prime ministership with people wanting to think the best of him. Essential has found people believe Turnbull is intelligent (81%), hardworking…
Former speaker Peter Slipper is virtually no chance to retain his Queensland seat of Fisher after a highly controversial last term in office. AAP/Dave Hunt

The ghost of Peter Slipper will still haunt Fisher

A number of seats in Queensland may go a long way to deciding the outcome of the federal election. However, it is doubtful that the seat of Fisher, located in the southern part of the Sunshine Coast, will…
Sixties style - Mad Men characters Roger Sterling and Don Draper still show men how it’s done in business and politics. AAP

Men at the helm – mad, bad and dangerous to know

Labor may have “ditched the witch”, but does the ejection of Julia Gillard from her seat of power close the book on the debate about sexism that she championed and the role of women in leadership? Our…

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