Arthur Sinodinos was a key supporter of Malcolm Turnbull’s successful leadership challenge.
Arthur Sinodinos, a key backer of Malcolm Turnbull, talks about why the Liberals needed a change in leadership and what he hopes will change in the running of the Prime Minister's Office.
Tony Abbott’s speech after losing the leadership differed from his recent predecessors’ efforts by making no mention of his successor.
A politician's final statement as leader is their chance to have the last word. Tony Abbott's speech was telling in both what he chose to say and not to say.
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It might be thought a tad ironic that Tony Abbott, having benefited so much from the cheerleading of the News Corp tabloids in his rise to the prime ministership, should now appear to blame the “febrile…
Federal Liberal Party director Brian Loughnane is in an awkward position.
As ministers jostle ahead of Malcolm Turnbull’s reshuffle for survival or advancement, attention is also on the future of Liberal Party federal director Brian Loughnane. Loughnane is husband of Peta Credlin…
Malcolm Turnbull appears to have drawn on his tech background to shape his vision of government.
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Malcolm Turnbull has drawn on his experience in the IT industry to create a new vision of 'agile' government.
It is not entirely clear that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has what it takes to defeat Malcolm Turnbull at the polls.
Three important claims against Malcolm Turnbull are emerging. Labor may achieve some traction on them if it plays its cards right.
Australia has 1.4 million solar rooftops. But it is with the addition of battery storage that energy grids will really be revolutionised.
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New prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has stressed the importance of embracing 'disruptive' technologies that shake up existing business models. Solar power and battery storage is one of the most enticing options.
The failure for the Abbott government was in both communication and policy development.
There's no shortage of economic reform options on the table for the Turnbull government, the question is, can it convince the electorate?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during his first Question Time in the top job.
Malcolm Turnbull told the partyroom on Tuesday that nobody was more committed to “embracing our broad church” – the liberal and conservative traditions of the Liberal Party – than he was. That’s code for…
Warren Truss and Barnaby Joyce speak to the media during a press conference at Parliament House.
The Nationals, who have previously been suspicious of Malcolm Turnbull, have used the negotiation of a fresh Coalition agreement with the new prime minister to extract a range of concessions.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the Liberal leadership spill and Malcolm Turnbull’s ascent to the prime ministership.
Last night Malcolm Turnbull ousted Tony Abbott in a Liberal leadership spill, 54 votes to 44. As a result, Turnbull replaces Abbott as Australia’s Prime Minister. I analysed the polling effect of past…
Former prime minister Tony Abbott speaks during a press conference at Parliament House.
Tony Abbott has lashed out at "a febrile media culture that rewards treachery" while pledging not to be a "wrecker", in his first public comments after being removed as leader.
Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott: unable to successfully argue the case for economic reform?
Tony Abbott says sound economic management is in the DNA of the Liberals. So what went wrong?
The new Prime Minister has an opportunity to reverse the cuts to science funding and transform Australia into an innovative nation.
A Turnbull government has an opportunity to redirect Australia towards being a science and innovation nation.
For the naturally authoritative Malcolm Turnbull, restoring a more consensual and consultative government will be a major challenge.
Malcolm Turnbull comes without the two obsessions that dogged Tony Abbott’s leadership: his preoccupation with the previous Labor government and his stake in the culture wars.
Malcolm Turnbull is facing a difficult set of economic circumstances.
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What can Turnbull do to deliver the kind of outstanding economic leadership he says Australia needs? His first step will be to acknowledge the economic problems Australia is currently facing.
Abbott isn’t the first leader to be toppled amid questions over his approach to climate change.
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From Hawke-Keating to Rudd-Gillard, climate policy has an uncanny ability to cost Australian political leaders their jobs. And it was a key element in the rivalry between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull.
It seems to be an extremely difficult task for a party leader, even as prime minister, to stamp their authority on the party.
Since 2007 Australia has not really had prime ministers of sufficient calibre. Instead, we have had an incessant struggle for power by those who believed they had the goods.
‘A political leader must always have an economic narrative.’
There was a time when economics was front and centre in political life and debate. Turnbull can help the country return to one that is economically literate.