A confluence of factors has meant that the past four years have seen the development of a police state in Australia aimed at punishing dissent. But ultimate responsibility lies with voters.
Will the Liberal civil war provide as much entertainment as Labor’s night of the long butter knives?
The links between the Liberal Party, the big banks and the financial planning sector seem to go beyond the ordinary relationships between business and politicians.
At every stage over the last decade, the Liberals have tried to protect big banks and financial planners at the expense of ordinary Australians. And they knew the harm it was causing to people.
Good morning, early birds. A Liberal Party stalwart is expected to resign over connections to the infamous Tony Madafferi. Plus, the Treasurer rebukes acting PM Michael McCormack for a rather colourful media interview. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Tony Abbott isn't merely destabilising Malcolm Turnbull, he's trashing his party's values. And his history shows he simply doesn't believe in the most basic ideas of the Liberal Party.
We can see how major industries contributed to the political parties -- and how much the parties aren't telling us -- from new donations data.
That the Liberals are so quick to crush one of their young leaders tells you everything you need to know.