Paula MatthewsonJul 28, 20172 Comments
Dean Smith continues to press on with plans to overturn or bypass the Liberals’ plebiscite policy by bringing a private member’s bill on marriage equality to the Parliament.
Paula MatthewsonJul 21, 201716 Comments
Anger and abuse are by no means the sole province of conservative politics, but there is no doubt that public discourse has become more nasty and antagonistic since Abbott commenced his campaign to tear down Julia Gillard in 2009.
Paula MatthewsonJul 12, 201721 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull has desperately needed a way to reconnect with the moderate/progressive voters that once had high hopes for him but now have stopped listening. The London speech might be it.
Paula MatthewsonJul 5, 201726 Comments
On its face, Tony Abbott’s call for “democratic” reform of the NSW Liberal Party seems perfectly reasonable. But only on its face ...
Paula MatthewsonJun 30, 201714 Comments
Tony Abbott was counting on a fifth column of conservatives within the Liberal Party to help him bring down Malcolm Turnbull. But the conservatives are closing ranks.
Paula MatthewsonJun 28, 201721 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull needs to spend his winter break productively reconnecting with voters. And weirdly, Bill Shorten knows just the thing.
Paula MatthewsonJun 21, 20178 Comments
The bluster of a floor-crossing is little more than theatrics, and George Christensen's recent effort is no exception.
Paula MatthewsonJun 15, 201725 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull is almost certainly going to lose the next election, thanks to Tony Abbott's constant sniping and undermining. So he might as well go down fighting -- and what better cause than saving the Earth?
Paula MatthewsonJun 5, 201714 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull is starting to deliver the centrist government many voters expected of him. But in doing so the PM will also incite a perfect storm of resistance from the conservative insurgents within his own party.
Paula MatthewsonJun 1, 20174 Comments
Senate estimates is a gladiatorial arena for political point-scoring and payback, and it's only fair that senior departmental staff be prepared for the adversarialism of the process.