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.