Topic archives: Malcolm Turnbull

Kevin Rudd wants you to know he is extremely cranky

April 10, 2018 10

Kevin Rudd may be having trouble letting go of the past, if a recent series of fiery letters and tweets is anything to go by.

Turnbull isn’t the problem. Liberal Party politics are the problem.

April 9, 2018 28

Since 2007, a working majority of the population has been centre-left shifted, and the Coalition has repeatedly failed to grasp that fact.

Turnbull’s Newspoll hole not just the result of hubris, but also terrible luck

April 9, 2018 22

It's not just self-regard that caused Malcolm Turnbull to come unstuck on this persistent Newspoll commentary. He has also been the victim of unusually stable polling results.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull hits the big 30

April 9, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister hits the dreaded 30. Plus, concerns for animal welfare as a live export ship is prohibited from leaving Western Australia. It's the news you need, with Chris Woods.

Crikey’s pocket guide to naming your wacky right-wing splinter group

April 5, 2018 4

The Winston Churchill Group is, amazingly, still up for grabs.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull’s $65b company tax cut plan falters

March 28, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Negotiations deteriorate for Malcolm Turnbull's $65 billion tax cut legislation. Plus, Peter Dutton subjected to a tongue-lashing from the UNHCR. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Turnbull should learn some lessons from Abbott and Credlin

March 27, 2018 24

Tony Abbott's office while Prime Minister was heavily criticised, but Malcolm Turnbull's is even worse.

Crikey Worm: latest Newspoll puts Turnbull on a knife-edge

March 26, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Malcolm Turnbull's government loses its 29th Newspoll in a row (and we all know what that means). Plus, Australian cricket captain Steve Smith suspended over ball-tampering scandal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: senior Green calls for Di Natale’s resignation

March 20, 2018

Good morning, early birds. A senior Greens figure calls for Di Natale's head. Plus, the free speech award winners likely to have News Corp opinion writers up in arms. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Labor targets wealthy investors

March 13, 2018 4

Good morning, early birds. Labor plans to end cash refunds for wealthy investors. Plus, the Prime Minister ramps up the government's tax cut rhetoric. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Malcolm better hope that life begins at 30

March 9, 2018 11

The PM is heading towards 30 failed opinion polls, so he'd better start squaring up for the inevitable midnight visit from the ghost of Abbott, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull loses 28th consecutive Newspoll

March 5, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Latest Newspoll confirms, whatever Turnbull's selling, the public isn't buying it. Plus, Australia prepares for (trade) war over Donald Trump's surprise metal tariffs. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

An instructive history on the ‘evils’ of foreign donations

February 27, 2018 4

Malcolm Turnbull says everyone agrees that foreign donations are bad. He seems to have changed his tune just a little bit.

The mystery of Malcolm’s midnight missive

February 27, 2018 3

Malcolm Turnbull waited two weeks to check if Barnaby Joyce had broken any ministerial standards. Is anyone in his office capable of doing the basics of political management?

Where’s the profit surge from Australian companies going?

and February 26, 2018 8

Australian companies are enjoying a bumper reporting season. So where is all the money going? Into investment and wage rises? Yeah, not so much.

Hitting the right note

February 23, 2018 1

A sneak peek at Donald Trump's notes for his upcoming meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Poll Bludger: according to the numbers, the Nats don’t need Joyce

February 23, 2018 5

One thing Barnaby's defenders have used to argue their case is that the Deputy PM is really very good at "retail politics", that he reinvigorated the Nationals Party. But is that actually true?

Barnaby, Tony and Trump: the toxic trio upstaging Turnbull

February 23, 2018 26

Travelling to Washington won't free the Prime Minister from politically damaging personalities like Barnaby Joyce and Tony Abbott — Donald Trump will be just as damaging.

Crikey Worm: China to dominate Turnbull’s US trip

February 21, 2018

Good morning, early birds. China's international expansion program will be high on the agenda when Malcolm Turnbull meets with US officials. Plus, Australia is rocked by two sports doping scandals. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Abbott’s crusade to bring ‘democracy’ back to the Libs is misguided

February 19, 2018 12

The Warringah motion is most commonly spruiked as a way to ensure greater democracy within the Liberal Party by taking a one-member, one-vote approach to preselections. Here's the thing though ...