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Topic: 2018 leadership spill

Plots and Prayers: the totally official abridged version

Keen to get to the bottom of the leadership coup that topped Malcolm Turnbull but can't be bothered reading a whole book? Well now you don't have to!

Malcolm Turnbull conducts his farewell press conference (Image: AAP/ SAM MOOY)

‘You always plot’: highlights from Niki Savva’s Plots and Prayers

Niki Savva's dive into the events of the 2018 leadership spill reveals more than a few red-faced ministers.

(Image: AAP/Darren England)

The major stories Scott Morrison has denied this week

There is an awful lot that Scott Morrison "can't recollect" at the moment.

And the 2018 Arsehat of the Year is…

It was a crowded field, but the year's biggest arsehat stood arse and shoulders above the competition.

How political parties select their leaders

Given this happens so often, it's worth knowing how it's decided.

The ballad of Ken Wyatt

The Aged Care Minister has strongly denied rumours he's considering defecting to Labor, but a look over his career shows he's been given every reason to think about it.

Politicians only complain about Murdoch’s influence after they quit

Those complaining about Rupert Murdoch wielding influence over prime ministers ignore the fact that prime ministers assiduously seek his favour.

Rupert Murdoch

Media moguls and the Turnbull coup

Good morning, early birds. Kerry Stokes is now embroiled in reports about media involvement in the usurpation of Malcolm Turnbull. Plus, a Senate inquiry finds Peter Dutton misled parliament over the au pair scandal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The mess after the spill

A month on from the leadership spill, and things are far from "business as usual". Crikey speaks to public servants about what effects this chaos really has within government departments. 

Who is Gareth Ward, the MP accused of bullying colleagues?

While accusations of bullying in parliament have continued behind closed doors, one alleged perpetrator has been publicly named by departing MP Ann Sudmalis: Gareth Ward.