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Topic archives: Liberal Party

Libs eat their young to protect an intergenerational theft racket

January 10, 2018 48

That the Liberals are so quick to crush one of their young leaders tells you everything you need to know.

Turnbull urged to present his head as a ‘Christmas gift’

December 1, 2017 22

The Deputy Premier of NSW has stuck his neck out to get Turnbull's head.

How To Keep Marriage Equality On The Political Agenda Forever, by the Liberal party room

August 8, 2017 32

For a bunch of people who want to get marriage equality off the political agenda, the Liberals sure have a funny way of doing it.

Turnbull secures win on marriage equality — but it’s not going away

August 7, 2017 4

The Prime Minister has had a tactical win in heading off a revolt by marriage equality supporters in the Liberal party room. But the issue, and confrontation that will be required to resolve it, has merely been delayed.

Matthewson: Turnbull just pulled a Credlin and reset the agenda

July 12, 2017 21

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’

July 7, 2017 8

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

July 5, 2017 26

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)

July 4, 2017 14

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.

June 29, 2017 22

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

Tips and rumours

June 26, 2017 4

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