Robert’s seat of Fadden in Queensland, and Morrison’s seat of Cook in New South Wales, would both likely be safely held by the Liberals.
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Extremist candidates and threats of federal intervention ensure the Victorian Liberal Party remains no closer to resolving its woes.
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The Australian government has been careful not to over-hype the progress, talking about “stabilising” the relationship, rather than using stronger language
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Robodebt should never again be framed as a technological glitch or a legal oversight. It was the active and direct exploitation of people’s vulnerability.
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Frydenberg, now in the private sector, hasn’t declared whether he will run again for Kooyong, but he hasn’t lost his political ambition
In policy terms, these are important debates. Politically, though, anything to do with superannuation is fraught, especially for a government already grappling with difficult economic issues
Like Labor’s recent post-mortem, the Liberal analysis also points to the key importance of voters’ negative perceptions of Scott Morrison in his government’s election loss.
Politicisation of taxpayer-funded advertising is wasteful and creates an uneven playing field in elections.
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2022 has been a transformational year in Australian politics, with three significant elections and a distinct erosion of support for the two major parties, and particularly the Liberals.
It was vintage Morrison, as he gave evidence on a scandal that involved appalling treatment of people wrongfully pursued in the name of the “integrity” of the welfare system
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The gradual changes in voting behaviour represent an existential crisis for the Liberals going forward.
Journalist Niki Savva’s book on the downfall of the Morrison government is a sprawling insider’s account replete with damning details, writes Frank Bongiorno. The Liberal Party now lies in tatters.
Archer was the only Liberal to vote for the motion. But Karen Andrews, who has previously said Morrison should quit parliament, abstained. Morrison was Andrews’ secret co-partner in home affairs.
The opposition will vote against the censure, but will support the legislation to implement the Bell recommendations to ensure ministerial appointments are always made public.
An inquiry by former High Court judge Virginia Bell finds the former prime minister’s conduct inexplicable by any reasonable measure.
In this podcast Michelle Grattan & politics + society editor Amanda Dunn canvass the final sitting weeks of parliament, the Victorian election and the report into Scott Morrison's appointment to multiple ministries.
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From partying in California to activism in Australia, Grace Tame refuses to be defined by past traumatic events. The voice of her memoir, writes Camilla Nelson, is irrepressible.
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Morrison’s religion and his government’s disastrous attempt to legislate a religious discrimination bill stirred up renewed public debate about the relationship between religion and politics.
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His approval ratings are in the basement, but the opposition leader’s first priority must be holding the Coalition together.
Bell will report to the prime minister by November 25.