Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull dismissed jeering during his speech to the New South Wales Liberal Council on Saturday.
The Coalition and opposition are tied on 50-50% in the latest Newspoll despite Malcolm Turnbull having an overwhelming 57-19% lead as preferred prime minister.
Malcolm Turnbull is known to use secretive messaging apps such as Wickr.
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The use of private messaging apps that bypass government IT raise troubling issues for oversight and freedom of information.
Malcolm Turnbull, as a former investment banker, should be able to feel the prevailing global winds around climate finance.
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After years of squabbling over climate policy, do we now have a prime minister prepared to clean up the mess? Given a fair wind at the Paris summit and an election win, Turnbull might just pull it off.
Brian Loughnane has been campaign director for the federal Coalition in four elections.
Tony Nutt, former close advisor to John Howard, is set to become the new federal director of the Liberal Party after Brian Loughnane confirmed on Thursday that he will soon leave the job.
A change in minister needs to mean a change in tack with regard to higher education.
Higher education policy development should involve learning from the Abbott government's mistakes and other counties where university reform has been successfully achieved.
The Gold Coast has already had a slice of light rail funding – and many cities want to follow suit.
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The Turnbull government seems to have lifted Abbott's moratorium on rail funding, but giving light rail to every city that wants it will take some clever strategies to woo private investors.
As communications minister, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stated that real innovation in digital media was within the ABC’s charter.
Former prime ministers Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have in common highly negative views about the media, according to ABC journalist Sarah Ferguson.
Australia’s century-old federation is under strain.
If Australia’s new prime minister wishes to lead a successful 21st-century government, he must tackle the rise in chronic disease and use data to constantly improve the system.
A university graduate outside Parliament House in Canberra.
Universities Australia on Wednesday is releasing a pre-election blueprint calling for major investment in research and innovation.
Mitch Fifield has recognised that Australia’s system of media regulation is outdated.
The problem for Mitch Fifield will be, to a great extent, the same one that has dogged successive large-scale media reform attempts in the past.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to members of his ministerial economic team.
The reform debate in these first days of Malcolm Turnbull's government is dominated by a huge laden table, from which nothing is being removed.
After barely two weeks in office, the direction the Turnbull government is likely to take on climate is beginning to emerge. Remembering that Malcolm Turnbull would not have had the numbers for a spill…
Under the assertive leadership of Xi Jinping, China won’t meekly accept the terms of closer engagement with Australia being determined by the US alliance.
The past two decades were years of sclerosis and decline in Australia’s once creative and agile foreign policy. A new course must be set to meet the challenges of exciting but risky times.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull understands innovation, but the government still lacks a coherent innovation plan.
A coherent innovation policy requires a focus on fostering networks, and learning from economies similar to ours.
Sandwiched on my Facebook feed between a dancing dinosaurs gif and something tritely motivational involving a watercolour, was a plea from a Brisbane teen urging the new PM to take a $1 salary. The gist…
The ills that afflict any society can be dealt with much more effectively when the arts are integrated into the national conversation.
What if Malcolm Turbull’s conception of "21st-century government" imagines a healthy civil society and a responsive economy that values debate, imagination, difference and surprise - all provided by the arts.
A boat used by Indonesian people smugglers in Rote island.
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Malcolm Turnbull confronts a classic “wicked problem” in how to deal with the nearly 1600 asylum seekers who are stuck in terrible conditions on Nauru and Manus Island. A “wicked problem” is one that is…
To win the vote of some conservative Liberals Malcolm Turnbull made it clear that he would stick with the present climate policy and not contemplate an ETS.
Malcolm Turnbull, it seems, cannot escape the emissions trading scheme (ETS) bogey. This time, it comes in the form of China’s plan – which had been foreshadowed but is now confirmed – to introduce a national…
The Turnbull government’s package of measures to respond to domestic violence is a step in the right direction, but much more needs to be done.
Australia needs to treat and respond to domestic violence as a serious crime threat with risk mitigation and crime management strategies.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.