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Company tax cuts dumped in afternoon of backflips

Company tax cuts dumped in afternoon of backflips

The Turnbull government has abandoned its signature company tax cut policy.

Dutton delivers mortal wound to Turnbull

Dutton delivers mortal wound to Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull this morning called on his opponents to hit him with their best shot. And Peter Dutton delivered a body blow that means his prime ministership is terminal.

Matthewson: Tony Abbott’s plan for revenge has gone horribly wrong

Matthewson: Tony Abbott’s plan for revenge has gone horribly wrong

Tony Abbott was counting on a fifth column of conservatives within the Liberal Party to help him bring down Malcolm Turnbull. But the conservatives are closing ranks.

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

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

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.

Abbott confirms himself as the new (internal) opposition leader

Abbott confirms himself as the new (internal) opposition leader

Unsurprisingly, Tony Abbott will remain in politics, and his formidable fighting skills will be directed at Malcolm Turnbull.

After another rotten week for Abbott, change can’t come soon enough

After another rotten week for Abbott, change can’t come soon enough

Tony Abbott, dogged by misjudgment and poor luck, had a week so bad that some of his colleagues want him gone as soon as possible.

Loyalists and insurgents do battle in a leadership crisis on speed

Loyalists and insurgents do battle in a leadership crisis on speed

The Liberal leadership dynamic is now playing out at speeds never seen before, with the political-media cycle shifting repeatedly through the course of a single day.

Rundle: if Abbott goes, Labor will have to do some serious soul-searching

Rundle: if Abbott goes, Labor will have to do some serious soul-searching

Labor has had 16 months to define itself as something other than just "not Abbott". So far, it has come up empty.

Essential: Abbott won’t last as leader, and changing climate views

Essential: Abbott won’t last as leader, and changing climate views

Voters don't believe Tony Abbott will be around the lead the Coalition at the next election, today's Essential Report suggests, as the government ends the year trailing Labor.

Grattan: Morrison’s disgraceful effort

Grattan: Morrison’s disgraceful effort

Michelle Grattan fires up over MP Scott Morrison's non-apology for his "insensitive" comments about asylum seekers attending funerals, declaring that Abbott needs to "get back the discipline", before the Opposition unravels completely.