Topic archives: Malcolm Turnbull

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?

Turnbull knows not to turn away opportunity

November 27, 2007

It's interesting to listen to the chorus of voices telling Malcolm Turnbull not to go for the Liberal leadership so soon: first-term opposition leaders are doomed, it could ruin his career, better to let someone else take the first turn, writes Charles Richardson.

Exit, pursued by a dancing bear

November 27, 2007 1

John Howard's media cheerleaders didn’t help him. They were (are?) obsessed with waging the culture wars. That was their fundamental fault, writes Christian Kerr.

New leader, new start

November 26, 2007 6

The Liberal Party is in desperate need of leadership, writes Christian Kerr.

Abjorensen: What will the Liberals do now?

November 25, 2007

Malcolm Turnbull has put his hand up and Peter Costello has withdrawn from the leadership race - two tiny positives for a party facing the bleakest crisis in its 62 years, writes Norman Abjorensen.

Barns: Turnbull 1, Cousins 0

November 25, 2007 1

Geoff Cousins, the ad man and former Howard government adviser promised that he would make life hell for Malcolm Turnbull in Wentworth, after Turnbull as Environment Minister gave the green light to a proposed pulp mill in the Tamar Valley in Northern Tasmania, writes Greg Barns.

Comrie-Thomson: What happened in Queensland?

November 25, 2007 1

Public humiliation is a sobering experience. In my poll predictions I picked the bleeding obvious in New South Wales and completely misread Queensland, writes Paul Comrie-Thomson.