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Costello offers 2007’s best solution to the Liberal malaise

Costello offers 2007’s best solution to the Liberal malaise

Peter Costello thinks a better narrative would fix the Liberals' problems. But his idea of politics is stuck in the world of yesterday.

Liberals in crisis: membership circling the drain

Liberals in crisis: membership circling the drain

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.

Labor stuck between the miners and a Green place

Labor stuck between the miners and a Green place

With news that the smaller mining companies may begin advertising against the government's proposed mining tax this weekend, the government appears caught between the Greens and the mining industry, writes Elizabeth Knight.

Where are the women in the Liberal Party?

Where are the women in the Liberal Party?

The shortage of Liberal women in parliament is one of the great unnoted stories following the last election, writes Stephen Luntz.

Turnbull walks the path of Opposition Leaders past

Turnbull walks the path of Opposition Leaders past

One of the toughest walks in Parliament House is from the Opposition Leader’s office out to the "Opposition Leader’s Courtyard", writes Bernard Keane.

The endless search for the Liberal Party Messiah

The endless search for the Liberal Party Messiah

The Liberals never disappoint. They lose government and they search desperately, often in the most unlikely places, for a Messiah. It happens every time, writes Norman Abjorensen.

Costello’s mission to destroy the Liberal Party

Costello’s mission to destroy the Liberal Party

We’re witnessing one of the lowest, most selfish and spiteful acts of political bastardry in many a year, writes Bernard Keane.

Mafia scandal should make O’Farrell and Turnbull very nervous …

Mafia scandal should make O’Farrell and Turnbull very nervous …

And just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, it now seems the Federal Police have been investigating links between the Liberal Party organisation and a local franchise of the Calabrian mafia, writes Irfan Yusuf.

Turnbull is just a bad poll from implosion

Turnbull is just a bad poll from implosion

Turnbull’s leadership could implode very quickly if there are any further polling reverses, writes Bernard Keane.

Business donations crossed the floor in 2007

Business donations crossed the floor in 2007

The 2007-08 political donations data shows a massive surge in business donations to the ALP prior to the 2007 election, compared to prior to the 2004 election, writes Bernard Keane.