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Quotas, WhatsApp: the troubled future of the Coalition’s sorority

Paula Matthewson August 28, 2017 13 Comments

There are fewer female Coalition MPs than there have been for a generation. Paula Matthewson investigates how to change this unrepresentative old boys' club.

Turnbull’s ‘conservative’ quandary is all about the N-word

Bernard Keane July 12, 2017 9 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull might be right about Robert Menzies, but that's no help when the ideological debate has been fractured by the collapse of neoliberalism.

Dissension in the ranks: NSW Young Libs censor members

Dissension in the ranks: NSW Young Libs censor members

Myriam Robin October 13, 2015 4 Comments

The NSW Young Liberals are attempting to discipline a member for speaking out on Facebook.

Poll Bludger: is Abbott setting himself up for a fall in Canning?

Poll Bludger: is Abbott setting himself up for a fall in Canning?

William Bowe August 28, 2015 9 Comments

Bill Shorten has set the bar to claim Labor victory very low for the Canning byelection. But the Prime Minister may well be grasping at straws.

Rundle: bring on the gay-marriage plebiscite — but do it now

Rundle: bring on the gay-marriage plebiscite — but do it now

Guy Rundle August 17, 2015 32 Comments

There now isn't any good reason for the pro-gay marriage campaign not to get behind a "Plebiscite Now" push.

I hope Abbott continues to block gay marriage

I hope Abbott continues to block gay marriage

Helen Razer August 13, 2015 14 Comments

Affording equal legal status to all does not create or even promote equal social or economic status, and the deck would still be stacked against gay people even if they were legally allowed to spend days discussing bomboniere.

Rundle: so much for liberalism

Rundle: so much for liberalism

Guy Rundle August 3, 2015 23 Comments

The individual is paramount. Except when the individual screws up, in which case it is the system that is to blame.

Sharman Stone should be ashamed to call herself a Liberal

Sharman Stone should be ashamed to call herself a Liberal

Helen Razer July 30, 2015 7 Comments

Quotas are not Liberal. End of story. You don’t get to buy a hate cake and cram your pie-hole with it, too.

Poll Bludger: should preselection be done by the rank and file?

Poll Bludger: should preselection be done by the rank and file?

William Bowe June 9, 2015 2 Comments

Both parties are talking about allowing the rank and file to have their say, rather than stater powerbrokers. Is this the way forward?

Mayne: which corporations donated to put Tony Abbott in The Lodge?

Mayne: which corporations donated to put Tony Abbott in The Lodge?

Stephen Mayne February 2, 2015 12 Comments

There are no limits as to who can give money to Australia's political parties, and only donations over $12,400 have to be reported. Here are some of the companies that helped elect Tony Abbott.