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The party puppeteers pulling all the strings

A fascinating feature of last week’s political killing season — a Premier and a federal Opposition Leader gunned down over three blood-spilling days — was the role of the Tripodi, Obeid and Minchin as sneaky puppeteers.

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Time for Rudd to restore rationality and for Abbott to self-destruct

Is Tony Abbott the Speedoed crusader who will save us all from the greenie communist scourge? At the very least, Abbott provides a clear political distinction for the electorate.

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Turnbull will now watch, wait and white-ant

Malcolm Turnbull will now do to Abbott and Minchin — – for it is Nick Minchin who is now in charge of the Liberal Party — – what Costello did to him; – simply sit there, watching, a threat by his mere existence, writes Bernard Keane.

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The Libs: here’s what isn’t happening

There isn’t a burgeoning ideological split between conservatives and liberals. Climate change is not a stalking horse for social conservatism. And this isn’t the old guard rebelling against the new guard, writes Chris Berg.

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Abbott’s win great for what party membership wants

Tony Abbott’s victory is a great victory for the Liberal Party if that can be measured in terms of what the party membership wants, writes Norman Abjorensen.

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The Sydney Morning Herald | UNCATEGORIZED|

Sheehan: Minchin has been planning this since August

Nick Minchin could see the the CPRS train wreck coming months before it really blew up, says Paul Sheehan. This is just the latest installment of his ongoing battles with Malcolm Turnbull.

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The Daily Telegraph | UNCATEGORIZED|

Milne: The three shadow men who brought down Turnbull

Glenn Milne takes a closer look at Kevin Andrews, Nick Minchin and Andrew Robb — the three men who have brought Turnbull to his knees.

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Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

Liberals explode, Turnbull finished

The Liberal Party is falling apart tonight as conservative frontbenchers resign. Tony Abbott and Sophie Mirabella resigned a short time ago, with Nick Minchin rumoured to follow. Bernard Keane tracks the carnage as it happens.

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The Liberal party is trapped in a death spiral

The Liberal Party is on the verge of ceasing to exist as anything other than a shell, but Malcolm Tunbull lacks the political skills to solve it, and Nick Minchin is too delusional.

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The Libs are far from finished with Turnbull

Just when you think they’ve hit bottom, the Liberals surprise by finding new ways to tear themselves apart. The Libs have promised to get their act together, but who seriously thinks they have finished?

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Larvartus Prodeo | FEDERAL|

Bahnisch: Liberals fight over their own soul

The CPRS battles within the Liberal party have nothing to do with good public policy or climate change, says Mark Bahnisch — it’s a contest over the spoils of opposition and the ideological direction of the party itself.

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Turnbull’s climate crunch is coming

Malcolm Turnbull’s only real option is to reject Rudd’s CPRS and hand victory to Minchin and his colleagues.

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National Times | FEDERAL|

Crabb: Kate “the Trellis” Ellis vs. Hulk Hogan

Yesterday, Sports Minister Kate Ellis arm-wrestled with pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan. No really; it was for charity. And the undercard bout between Nick ”the Refrigerator” Minchin and Malcolm “the Merchant Banker” Turnbull was just as vicious, reports Annabel Crabb.

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The Sydney Morning Herald | FEDERAL|

Tanner: “Paranoid” Minchin’s conspiracy theories need to end

Senator Nick Minchin’s suggestion that climate change is all some global left-wing communist conspiracy is undermining serious negotiations between the Government and Opposition on emissions trading, writes MP Lindsay Tanner.

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ABC | FEDERAL|

Minchin won’t cross the floor on emissions

Senator Nick Minchin may be the Coalition’s most outspoken critic of emissions trading emissions trading, but he will vote for it if it’s that is the party room’s decision.

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The Sydney Morning Herald | FEDERAL|

Coalition at war

The Coalition has descended into new levels of chaos over emissions trading, with a pack of 17 rebels getting behind Senator Nick Minchin as he slammed the scheme in Parliament yesterday, and even Tony Abbott now reneging his support.

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Minchin destroys the Liberal Party to save it

Nick Minchin’s appearance onn Four Corners last week was a calculated performance by one of the country’s shrewdest political tacticians who knew precisely how the media and his colleagues would react.

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A radioactive issue for the Coalition?

Why has Ian Macfarlane completely reversed his opinion on Carbon Capture and Storage — from such a strong advocate of the when in government to his recent denunciation on Four Corners? asks Michael James.

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Minchin has no excuse for his ignorance

The most depressing statistic of modern times is the one that tells us that well over 50% of adult Americans do not believe in evolution. Or it was — until Nick Minchin came along.

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Uncle Kevin’s Working Family Assortment

For the times when saying sorry just isn’t enough

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Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

Rundle: Don’t Minchin the heat

Nick Minchin’s remarks that climate change is just another stage in the anti-industrial campaigns of the Left shows what ancient paranoic nonsense the climate change sceptics are working off, says Guy Rundle.

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ABC | UNCATEGORIZED|

Watch the now-classic 4 Corners report: Malcolm and the malcontents

Watch the ABC’s 4 Corners report that exposed the Coalition’s deep divisions over the issue of climate change and caused further rifts within the party.

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The Australian | FEDERAL|

Maiden: “Fruit Loop” Minchin and the Coalition’s climate sceptics

Nick Minchin and the rest of the Coalition’s climate-sceptic cabal didn’t just open up to the ABC’s 4 Corners to stick it to Rudd: they genuinely believe climate change is a left-wing conspiracy, writes Samantha Maiden.

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Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

Why the Opposition is stuffed

The Federal Opposition nearly managed to get through an entire sitting week last week without making themselves the issue, says Bernard Keane. Nearly. But Nick Minchin and Barnaby Joyce had other ideas.

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No happy endings for Coalition after Minchin’s stance on Telstra

Nick Minchin may succeed in delaying Stephen Conroy’s Telstra break-up Bill. But he is painting the Coalition into a corner on Telstra and it’s not going to end well.

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