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Tag archives: Malcolm Turnbull

Hinch’s Senate Diary: funny cigarettes in Point Piper, resignations and the year in review

Derryn Hinch December 14, 2017 9 Comments

Just remember: a person who says three times that they won't resign, will.

Will Turnbull beat out Abbott for least productive modern PM?

Claudia Long December 13, 2017 11 Comments

A report in The Guardian shows that Tony Abbott had one of the least productive governments in decades. But what about his successor?

Turnbull is showing his stress, and Bennelong is watching

Crikey December 12, 2017 21 Comments

Recent polling has the Liberals nervous about their chances of a clean win in Bennelong. If Turnbull's performance on Q&A is anything to go by, he's expecting to take the bullet.

Crikey Worm: would-be terrorist bungles attack in New York

Max Chalmers December 12, 2017

Good morning, early birds. A 27-year-old man has botched a planned terror attack in New York City overnight. Plus, the Prime Minister goes on a year-end whirlwind media tour. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

A respite in New England for Turnbull, but is it the circuit breaker he needs?

Crikey December 4, 2017 12 Comments

The trend of Australian leadership spills and swings proves that even the most innocent of byelections can bring down a government, writes political commentator Tony Walker.

Crikey Worm: voters to Turnbull’s rescue

Max Chalmers December 4, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The PM wins some respite as two new polls indicate voters would not look kindly upon yet another leadership spill, and the Opposition Leader has been caught up in the Sam Dastyari Chinese influence debacle. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

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

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran December 1, 2017 22 Comments

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

Crikey Worm: tortuous path to the bank royal commission

Crikey Worm: tortuous path to the bank royal commission

Max Chalmers December 1, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has finally buckled on his opposition to a banking royal commission, but at what cost? And Sam Dastyari has been saved (for now) by factional politics. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Banks put Turnbull out of his misery on inquiry

Bernard Keane November 30, 2017 24 Comments

The big banks have saved Malcolm Turnbull from a problematic final week in parliament by agreeing to a royal commission.

Sorry, conservatives, but even Howard would struggle now

Bernard Keane November 29, 2017 24 Comments

If only Malcolm Turnbull had the political skills of John Howard, dealing with One Nation and the Nationals would be easier, goes the argument. It doesn't wash.