Topic archives: liberal national party

Turnbull rattled over One Nation’s pull on conservatives

November 27, 2017 15

Conservative divisions between mainstream moderates and the far right fringe were on display in Queensland and are set to make Malcolm Turnbull's life even worse.

Poll Bludger: Qld election results are disappointing for basically everyone

November 27, 2017 10

Yes, even Pauline Hanson.

The Shorten Manifesto: what does the alternative PM actually want for Australia?

November 22, 2017 13

You'd be forgiven for liking Bill Shorten solely for his stirring oratory abilities, but with the Coalition springing leaks, it's worth reminding yourself what Labor actually stands for. Lisa Divissi reports.

Poll Bludger: One Nation slows as the Battler Bus loses a tyre

November 14, 2017 13

One Nation's northern ride may be grinding to a halt as succession problems the ghost of the the preference deal continue to get in the way.

Poll Bludger: despite shifting public attitudes on abortion, criminalisation remains in Qld, NSW

May 15, 2017 11

To the extent that abortion’s technical status as a criminal offence remains, it's clearly the case that the law is running behind public opinion.

Liberals in crisis: Nats with poor memories fail to secure the flanks

March 22, 2017 4

The Nationals have forgotten the lessons from the 1990s about fighting One Nation, and it will harm the Liberal Party in the long term, Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.

Critical seats for Palaszczuk government

March 6, 2017 1

Post redistribution, no area is more critical for the Palaszczuk government than the Gold Coast, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

Poll Bludger: has Palaszczuk already secured a second term?

April 22, 2016 7

Annastacia Palaszczuk might've won the next Queensland election already thanks to a nifty piece of electoral reform.

Chainsaw gets chopped down, but more climate quarrels beckon

December 15, 2015 10

The failed defection of Ian Macfarlane is a win for Malcolm Turnbull but will exacerbate what will be a difficult relationship with the Nationals over climate policy.

Poll Bludger: LNP wants preselection reform to oust rogue candidates

Poll Bludger: LNP wants preselection reform to oust rogue candidates

July 10, 2015 2

Maverick candidates have caused a lot of headaches for the LNP over the years, both in the states and federally. Now Queensland's state branch wants to do something about it.

Cloud over LNP Rankin candidate David Lin after guilty finding

Cloud over LNP Rankin candidate David Lin after guilty finding

July 26, 2013

A candidate for the Liberal National Party in Queensland was found guilty of professional misconduct by the state's chief legal discipline body, Crikey has learned. David Lin says they were "clerical errors".

Miners, developers pile in to fund Newman’s LNP campaign

Miners, developers pile in to fund Newman’s LNP campaign

February 1, 2013 11

Big political donors ditched Anna Bligh's failing government and put their money behind Campbell Newman's bid for the Queensland premiership, data from the AEC reveals.

From Can Do to can’t hold it together: Newman’s struggle

December 10, 2012 11

There's something in the water in Queensland politics. Here's the tale of how Campbell Newman, swept to power with a thumping majority, is now under pressure from inside and outside his party.

Not bigoted, just bad policy: why Abstudy needs to stay

July 17, 2012 1

A move by Queensland's LNP to press for the scrapping of Abstudy should be rejected as the scheme boosts indigenous education, employment and community outcomes, says Nicholas Biddle

Ashby is no Grech moment…unless you’re Mal Brough

June 27, 2012 32

The Ashby saga is unlikely to do much damage to the opposition but it will do plenty to Mal Brough, once touted as a future leader.

Can-Do’s public service cuts: 7 departmental beheadings and counting

March 28, 2012 65

New Queensland premier Campbell Newman's new appointments to the top of the state bureaucracy are an unwelcome politicisation of key public service roles.

Qld Labor ends electoral arms-race — just when the LNP benefits

February 22, 2012 2

Queensland Labor enters the 2012 election without one of its key campaigning tools of recent years. The party's success has been built on massively outspending its opponents. New laws bring that to an end just when the tables were turned.

A troubling report on Europe

A troubling report on Europe

November 7, 2011 3

A report to be released today by the Demos think tank draws attention to the growth on the continent of extremist right wing political groups.

A set back for the climate skeptics

A set back for the climate skeptics

October 21, 2011 18

There was much tut-tutting when a self proclaimed climate skeptic at Berkeley University in the United States back in 2009 decided that it was time to independently test the data that been used to allegedly claim the world was getting warmer.

Newspoll: Liberal National Party’s overwhelming lead in Queensland

Newspoll: Liberal National Party’s overwhelming lead in Queensland

September 28, 2011

Career opportunities for aspiring Queensland Labor politicians are clearly going to be thin on the ground for a few years to come. The Liberal National Party are polling 61-39 two-party preferred, writes William Bowe.