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Good morning, early birds. The Coalition is facing a number of new scandals across state and federal lines, including a factional stoush and reports that a challenger to MP Craig Kelly was offered a $300,000 job as an alternative to running. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
The question now is: will the locally popular Jo-Ann Miller be able to heal the rift within the Queensland Left and move forward in a positive light? Labor insider Ben Chiefly reports.
Don't let anyone ever tell you the Liberals don't have factions.
The knives are out in the Liberal Party as factional struggles threaten to unseat several prominent conservative members. And that could spell trouble for Turnbull.
An extraordinary morning in SA politics has crippled the Labor government ahead of the March state election. InDaily editor David Washington explains what happened.
The Australian insists factionalism is alive and well in the Labor Party, but Senator David Feeney argues it's the breaking down of factional power driving the modern party.
Wow. Black politics is factionalised. And just run by me what white politics is again, writes Chris Graham, managing editor of Tracker magazine.
The bond developed between Victoria's Moreland councillors could make the preference arrangements at next year's state election very interesting, judging by actions at the latest council meeting.
When the Victorian press pack decides to focus on what did or didn't happen five years ago between consenting adults in an Adelaide golf club car park, you know it's been a quiet weekend in state politics.