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Matthewson: Turnbull just pulled a Credlin and reset the agenda

Matthewson: Turnbull just pulled a Credlin and reset the agenda

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.

The ex-PM who shall not be named: how to avoid the words 'Tony Abbott'

The ex-PM who shall not be named: how to avoid the words 'Tony Abbott'

CrikeyJul 7, 20178 Comments

Coalition ministers have been at pains to avoid naming the former Howard government health minister whose name rhymes with Bony Rabbit, as this piece republished from The Fair Go attests.

Matthewson: Abbott's push to 'democratise' the NSW Libs isn't about democracy at all

Matthewson: Abbott's push to 'democratise' the NSW Libs isn't about democracy at all

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 ...

Rundle: let's bring on an actual Liberal crisis (and a Labor one, too)

Rundle: let's bring on an actual Liberal crisis (and a Labor one, too)

Guy RundleJul 4, 201714 Comments

The more stable and difficult to disrupt Australian politics is, the more that 24-hour news platforms have to manufacture an atmosphere of crisis, to create new hooks.

Rundle: you want a federal ICAC? Here's how.

Rundle: you want a federal ICAC? Here's how.

Guy RundleJun 29, 201722 Comments

This is one of the tightest and most anti-democratic parliamentary systems on the planet. It's time to fix it.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

CrikeyJun 26, 20174 Comments

Rough times for Gina ... the Coalitions totally rad new website ... penalty rates have no apparent effect on employment levels ...

Dispatches from the federal Liberal council, a place you never want to find yourself

Dispatches from the federal Liberal council, a place you never want to find yourself

Josh TaylorJun 26, 201718 Comments

Liberals love the flag and Australia Day and are not very keen on Bill Shorten: highlights (and lowlights) of the Liberal Party's federal council meeting on the weekend.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

CrikeyMay 23, 20172 Comments

DTA head went to Liberal fundraiser ... gin fanciers ... West Wing at the House of Reps ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

CrikeyMay 16, 20172 Comments

Australian Tax Office website failing again ... Liberal factional battles ... Exclusive Watch returns ...

Save Our Super crowd is everything ugly about Australian politics

Save Our Super crowd is everything ugly about Australian politics

Bernard KeaneApr 26, 201719 Comments

The effort to drive Kelly O'Dwyer out of public life shows how powerful cliques within the Liberal Party resent efforts to pursue the national interest in ways that don't benefit them.