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Julie Bishop urges Liberal Party to compromise on budget

James Massola, Matthew Knott and Judith Ireland Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has urged compromise with the Senate crossbench to repeal the mining tax and pass contentious budget measures, citing John Howard's GST compromise.

Revealed: Monte Carlo address of donor linked to Liberal Party fund

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Sean Nicholls, Kate McClymont A short limousine ride from the famous Monte Carlo casino, the Les Caravelles building enjoys a dress circle position overlooking Port Hercules – a popular place for the world's mega rich to park...

Waterfront baron and Liberal Party donor scored inside running on freight hub tender

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Heath Aston The Abbott government cut short a competitive tender process to grant a consortium led by waterfront baron and Liberal Party donor Chris Corrigan the inside running to develop a $1 billion freight...

Palmer sticks to his guns over lobbyists' roles in Liberal Party

Mining magnate Clive Palmer.

Lenore Taylor THE bitter feud between Liberal Party life member Clive Palmer and senior Liberal figures will spill into the party's federal council meeting this weekend, with Mr Palmer saying his concerns about...

Fraser quits Liberal Party

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Former PM Malcolm Fraser quits Liberal Party after allegedly telling his friends that his replacement, Tony Abbott, was "all over the place" in terms of policy

Tony Abbott snubbed his senators for Melbourne fund-raiser

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Latika Bourke Tony Abbott broke with tradition and skipped an annual black tie dinner held for government senators when he attended a party fund-raiser in Melbourne on Monday night.

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Australian National Council on Drugs takes a deep breath on cannabis

Damian Zammit, with wife Nancy, daughter Jessica and Imogen, who suffers from Dravet syndrome.

Julia Medew and Dan Harrison Pharmaceutical cannabis is effective for treating some forms of pain, reducing nausea and helping people gain weight, but there are barriers to medical use in Australia, the federal...

U-turn on marriage a vote-winner

Two of us. Surry Hills. November 5th, 2013. Photo Sahlan Hayes.GW. Same sex couple (left to right) Virginia Edwards and Christine Forster. They met when their sons attended the same pre-school, left their respective husbands to be together and are now engaged.

Judith Ireland Nearly 80 per cent of swing voters support same-sex marriage, according to the Liberal Party's in-house pollster, in findings that will ratchet up pressure on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow his...

What happened to the fair go?

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Record numbers of Australians are sleeping rough as concerns about global inequality rise. Michael Green reports on the growing gap between rich and poor.

Andrew Bolt says dumping of changes to Racial Discrimination Act section 18C is 'dangerous'

Andrew Bolt (file photo) asked 2GB's Steve Price: 'Don't we need a frank debate ... into how the Islamic culture, muslim culture, how they integrate here?'

Lucy Cormack Columnist and commentator Andrew Bolt has said Australia is "being asked to assimilate to immigrant values" in response to Tony Abbott's decision to dump changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.

Anti-gay and anti-Islam activists team up

Bernard Gaynor is contesting his dismissal by the army.

Noel Towell One of Australia's highest-profile anti-gay activists has recruited one of the nation's busiest anti-Islam campaigners to help him get his job back as an Army Reserve officer.

The spill

Joe Hockey

Madonna King In 2009, everyone - including the man himself - assumed that Joe Hockey was a shoo-in as the next Liberal Party leader. So what went wrong?

Deakin University dumps disgraced Liberal Aaron Lane

Aaron Lane

Deborah Gough Former Liberal candidate Aaron Lane, disowned by his party after homophobic comments on Twitter, has now lost his work at Deakin University.

CBA fallout widens as government mulls compo

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Adele Ferguson, Ben Butler The Abbott government has put intense pressure on Commonwealth Bank chief executive Ian Narev to make a more ''considered'' public response to the bank's financial planning scandal, possibly...

David Leyonhjelm: Trouble shooter

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Deborah Snow A pro-gun libertarian, senator-elect David Leyonhjelm is about to have a critical say in Australia's future direction.

Union corruption: Death threats in building industry

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Nick McKenzie Richard Baker A death threat to NSW construction union veteran Brian Fitzpatrick after he blew the whistle on the union's links to an organised crime figure is being examined by the royal commission on union...

Former ICAC head wants federal anti-graft body

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Linton Besser ICAC head calls for federal anti-corruption agency with powers of royal commission.

Malcolm Turnbull says ABC, SBS got off lightly in budget and must cut more

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull during the launch of the 2014 Stay Smart Online week at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 2 June 2014.
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Matthew Knott Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has foreshadowed deeper cuts to the ABC and SBS in coming years, warning the ''age of entitlement'' for the public broadcasters is over.

How they coalesce in the Coalition

TURNBULL.AFR.24 SEPTEMBER 2013.Photo by ROB HOMER ..... minister for communications MALCOLM TURNBULL holding a press conference at  the governments office at 1 bligh st to release the governments interim statement of expectations to the NBN Co. TURNBULL.AFR.24 SEPTEMBER 2013.Photo by ROB HOMER ..... minister for communications MALCOLM TURNBULL holding a press conference at  the governments office at 1 bligh st to release the governments interim statement of expectations to the NBN Co.

James Massola, Political Correspondent At 10 minutes past five on Thursday afternoon you could hear a pin drop in Parliament House's marbled Members' Hall.

Liberals targeted Palmer United Party 'threat' with spin campaign in Tasmanian election

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Andrew Darby The Tasmanian Liberal Party in Tasmania considered the Palmer United Party such a serious threat to its majority government ambitions in the state election that it hired a corporate spin doctor to...