Topic archives: Malcolm Turnbull

Nelson vs Turnbull: A battle on many fronts

November 30, 2007

Fighting Kevin Rudd and balancing progressives and conservatives within his party will be tough enough for Nelson. But he will find himself shadow-boxing with Turnbull as well, writes David MacCormack.

Conservative warriors unite to sink Turnbull

November 30, 2007 13

The demise of Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership ambitions yesterday was in part revenge by those Liberals -- right wing warriors such as Nick Minchin and Tony Abbott -- who have always treated the former Republican leader with shall we charitably say, suspicion, writes Greg Barns.

Generational change Coalition-style

November 30, 2007 4

So yesterday it was not a 50 year-old Peter Costello who became Leader of the Opposition but the 49 year-old Dr Brendan Nelson, with the 51 year-old Julie Bishop as his offsider. Not much sign of generational change there, writes Richard Farmer.

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

November 30, 2007

The Liberals call in the doctor ... a nonexistent portfolio? ... political appointments ... no pity for ministerial staffers ... Islamofascism ...

Flint: Republican cause no closer to fruition

November 30, 2007 5

Those who think another republican referendum is now on the cards, much less that a republic will actually be achieved, need to be realistic, writes David Flint.

The Liberals call in the doctor

November 29, 2007 6

Former Labor Party member and union boss Brendan Nelson has been elected Liberal Party leader this afternoon in Canberra, 45 votes to 42. Western Australian Julie Bishop has been elected as his deput, writes Christian Kerr.

Small ‘l’ liberalism is the new black

November 28, 2007 10

It’s official! Small l liberalism is the new black. The Liberal leadership contest is being conducted in a surprisingly civil way. It looks as if it will be decided on merit. People from the backrooms are staying mum. Everyone is being very polite. So polite that no one will talk about Malcolm Turnbull and money.

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

November 28, 2007

Morgan: ACNielsen's errors are important ... Turnbull and the leadership ... Howard's cheer leaders ... ruckus in the tally room .... putting the family first ... the 39 who didn't want Kevin ...

Malcolm Turnbull, up close and political

November 27, 2007 5

If the Liberal Party goes for Malcolm Turnbull it will be backing someone who is very different to John Howard, Peter Costello, or Brendan Nelson, writes Greg Barns.

Liberal leadership: The contenders

November 27, 2007 4

Who should be leader of the opposition? Perhaps we should first ask why anyone would want the job?