August 28, 2017 13
There are fewer female Coalition MPs than there have been for a generation. Paula Matthewson investigates how to change this unrepresentative old boys' club.
July 12, 2017 9
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.
October 13, 2015 4
The NSW Young Liberals are attempting to discipline a member for speaking out on Facebook.
August 28, 2015 9
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.
August 17, 2015 32
There now isn't any good reason for the pro-gay marriage campaign not to get behind a "Plebiscite Now" push.
August 13, 2015 14
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.
August 3, 2015 23
The individual is paramount. Except when the individual screws up, in which case it is the system that is to blame.
July 30, 2015 7
Quotas are not Liberal. End of story. You don’t get to buy a hate cake and cram your pie-hole with it, too.
June 9, 2015 2
Both parties are talking about allowing the rank and file to have their say, rather than stater powerbrokers. Is this the way forward?
February 2, 2015 12
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.
December 4, 2014 4
Crikey readers have their say on what the Liberal Party should call itself, the speed of HFC cable and the future of the Campbell Newman government.
June 4, 2014 10
Which political party is full of spring chickens, and which is moving gracefully into later years? Are our senators older or younger than our lower house MPs? Crikey intern Jake Stevens takes a look at the demographics of our august chambers.
September 8, 2013 10
Tony Abbott walked out on stage last night as our next prime minister. But did he step up from the ruthlessly effective opposition leader we've come to know over the last four years?
August 29, 2013 14
Muscular 19th century liberalism is dead in Australia as a mainstream ideology. And Tony Abbott is helping kill it with his pitch for a Coalition government.
August 26, 2013 54
Tony Abbott officially launched his campaign in Queensland yesterday, and it was the first time he gave anything like a political speech. But the divide between the old and new Liberal party has never been so stark.
July 17, 2013
Tensions get to Liberal staffer? ... Greens dare to charge for fundraiser ... Alexander Downer circa 1897 ...
January 10, 2013 23
Some Liberals may want optional preferential voting to freeze out Labor and the Greens, but history shows the National Party will again stand in the way. It can't do without it.
June 4, 2012 23
A man who regards himself as Australia’s leading authority on the Liberal Party does not even know the name of the current Liberal leader’s electorate, writes former Labor leader Mark Latham.
February 17, 2011 58
Multiculturalism is not a failed idea, says former PM Malcolm Fraser. He welcomes Labor's re-embrace, but in this piece for Crikey he condemns his former Liberal Party for creating a climate of fear on the issue.