Peter Costello thinks a better narrative would fix the Liberals' problems. But his idea of politics is stuck in the world of yesterday.
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.
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.
The shortage of Liberal women in parliament is one of the great unnoted stories following the last election, writes Stephen Luntz.
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 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.
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’s leadership could implode very quickly if there are any further polling reverses, writes Bernard Keane.
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.