Federal Politics

James Massola

James Massola is chief political correspondent in the Canberra bureau. He has worked in the federal press gallery for eight years, including stints for The Australian Financial Review and The Australian before joining the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Tony Abbott 'knew exactly what he was doing'.

Turnbull takes swipe at Abbott over poll sabotage

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has delivered a stinging rebuke to his predecessor, Tony Abbott, accusing the former prime minister of deliberately sabotaging the government to do maximum damage to the Coalition's standing in the polls.