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.
President Trump is challenging the US states’ right to set their own emissions targets.
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It's time Australian states took a lesson from US states when it comes to working around obstructive federal climate change policies.
He won. But will he win again?
Peter Dutton has a solid base on which to work to become Liberal leader. That's the way it usually goes- wound the first time, kill the second.
Malcolm Turnbull has survived a leadership challenge from Peter Dutton - for now.
The crowding of the centre-right is having profound consequences for Australian politics, not just Turnbull’s troubled time as prime minister.
Malcolm Turnbull called on the vote in this morning’s meeting, and won.
The prime minister has survived a challenge from the conservative wing of his party- but the deep divisions remain.
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Our penchant for overturning political leaders didn't appear overnight. But it has been intensified through constant polls and, in the Liberals' case, the fact that the party allows it.
Modelling should be a chance to test your assumptions, not just confirm them.
We need to move past biased, opaque models for energy policies.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg have been forced to back down on plans to legislate emissions reductions for the electricity sector.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has abandoned the emissions-reduction component of his signature energy policy, in the latest chapter of a brutal decade-long saga for Australian climate policy.
The latest Fairfax Ipsos poll has brought bad news for Malcolm Turnbul - and good news for Bill Shorten.
The latest polls show the government's internal divisions are taking their toll- and some of its members are seriously out of step with the general public on energy policy.
The government has shelved any move to implement the 26% reduction in emissions because it cannot get the numbers to pass legislation in the House of Representatives.
The prime minister has capitulated on his controversial energy policy in an attempt to quell the ring-wing uprising within his party.
While Labor has strengthened its message and become more united in recent years, the Liberals seem more divided than ever.
The Liberals once tried to build a big tent to include a range of political positions. Recent conflicts over energy, same-sex marriage and euthanasia show this is no longer sustainable.
In a recent speech, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attempted to reset Australia’s relationship with China, which has become strained in recent months.
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The prime minister's China "reset" speech indicates he has yielded to diplomatic advice to separate domestic politics from foreign policy.
In this week’s Newspoll, 36% (down six) were satisfied with Turnbull’s performance, while 55% (up seven) were dissatisfied.
While the two-party preferred polling remains steady, the prime minister has taken a tumble in his personal approval ratings.
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Labor’s strong showing in its seats and the Liberals’ generally poor performance will be a huge fillip to Bill Shorten.
Despite reports Labor might struggle in Braddon and Longman, the byelections delivered a comfortable win in Braddon and a strong one in Longman.
The Longman byelection is so tightly contested it has drawn many senior politicians to campaign. Here Labor candidate Susan Lamb is flanked by Shadow Minister for Skills, TAFE and Apprenticeships Doug Cameron, and Deputy Leader of the Opposition Tanya Plibersek.
With the much anticipated Super Saturday byelections on Saturday, the polls in Longman and Braddon still show a very tight race.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten had a rough week last week, and Labor has accordingly taken a hit in the polls.
More worrying for Labor than Bill Shorten's bad, though, is Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's rising ratings.
The insults have becoming increasingly personal, but they don’t always work.
Creating epithets for political opponents has a long history in Australia – and when it works, it can be devastating.
Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison announce the passage of their income tax package.
It was a busy week in politics, with the federal government passing its income tax package, more squabbling over the ABC, and all parties gearing up for the July 28 byelections.
ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has launched a strong defence of the public broadcaster.
A motion to privatise the ABC, no matter how vigorously repudiated by the government, is political poison, and may now reap a political harvest.