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Baby, we were born to run (for political office)

CrikeyMar 28, 2017

Kristina Kenneally has been put forward as a possible co-lead vocalist.

Abbott's Hazelwood intervention defies reality

Abbott's Hazelwood intervention defies reality

Josh TaylorMar 24, 201722 Comments

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott's last-minute call for Hazelwood to stay open is not backed by anybody with any knowledge of issues at the plant.

Liberals in crisis: membership circling the drain

Liberals in crisis: membership circling the drain

Josh Taylor and Bernard KeaneMar 15, 201710 Comments

Like many parties, the Liberal Party's membership is on the decline. Are the barriers to entry too high, and the returns on investment too low? Josh Taylor and Bernard Keane report.

Liberals in crisis -- from ascendancy to chaos in four years

Liberals in crisis -- from ascendancy to chaos in four years

Bernard Keane and Josh TaylorMar 13, 201730 Comments

In 2013, the Liberal Party dominated Australian politics. Now it is in disarray, riven by factions, struggling to fend off a resurgent Labor, and vexed by One Nation. Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor examine where it went wrong.

Fingerprints: Switzer on Abbott

CrikeyMar 6, 20179 Comments

Why is Tom Switzer so sure Tony Abbott is going to return to the leadership?

When is a birthday party not a birthday party? When the Coalition says so.

CrikeyFeb 28, 2017

The official word is that the event was a welcome event for all Coalition MPs and senators after the election.

Rundle: Canberra chaos means Australia will have its own Donald Trump soon enough

Rundle: Canberra chaos means Australia will have its own Donald Trump soon enough

Guy RundleFeb 28, 201729 Comments

Mainstream Australian politics is in a state of slow-motion collapse.

Abbott prefect Credlin takes media partisanship to its extreme

Abbott prefect Credlin takes media partisanship to its extreme

Paula MatthewsonFeb 28, 201713 Comments

Only since Peta Credlin joined the commentariat's ranks have we seen what is basically the channelling of a politician directly through a media mouthpiece.

Turnbull's lurch to the right hasn't worked

Turnbull's lurch to the right hasn't worked

Bernard KeaneFeb 27, 201724 Comments

The Coalition is facing a Tea Party moment as an extremist fringe drags it to the right when Malcolm Turnbull needs to lead from the centre.

Abbott-Turnbull: it's on, but there's a third player

Abbott-Turnbull: it's on, but there's a third player

Bernard KeaneFeb 24, 201760 Comments

Tony Abbott has damaged himself still further with his latest and most brazen challenge to Malcolm Turnbull. The big winner will be Peter Dutton, who is rapidly becoming the right's choice as prime minister.

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