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

Bernard Keane August 8, 2017 32 Comments

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

Bernard Keane August 7, 2017 4 Comments

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

Paula Matthewson July 12, 2017 21 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’

Crikey July 7, 2017 8 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

Paula Matthewson July 5, 2017 26 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)

Guy Rundle July 4, 2017 14 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.

Guy Rundle June 29, 2017 22 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

Crikey June 26, 2017 4 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

Josh Taylor June 26, 2017 18 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

Crikey May 23, 2017 2 Comments

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