Just like in Wentworth, conservatives are determined to learn nothing from the shellacking they received in Victoria over the weekend.
It's hard to discern how much of this stonking loss was due to the last week or two, and how much can be traced back to the history of the state itself.
A high-profile political powerbroker for decades, Michael Kroger will end his second stint as Victorian Liberal president with the party a smoking ruin.
Some of the worst results corresponded with the electorates of federal MPs who helped bring the party to its present state by backing Peter Dutton's bid for the leadership.
Good morning, early birds. The Coalition is dealing with the aftermath of Saturday's Victorian election loss, European leaders sign off on Brexit "tragedy", and South Australia prepares ahead of a prison smoking ban. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
The Victorian Liberal leader has a bad reputation of blocking people on social media. It may be satisfying at the time, but it raises some important broader questions.
Finding the answer to why Hassan Khalif Shire Ali was allowed to walk the streets — despite having his passport cancelled and refusing to face court — will be impossible given our useless system of intelligence oversight.
Good morning, early birds. UK Prime Minister Theresa May is pushing back against the threat of a leadership spill, the Senate passes a ban on foreign donations, and Victorian Liberals leader Matthew Guy pledges subsidies on energy-efficient televisions if he wins the upcoming state election. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Crikey readers respond to the Morrison government's handling of the Indonesian free trade deal, and the history of Victorian Liberal leader Matthew Guy.