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...
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
Royce Millar and Ben Schneiders The Royal Commission into union corruption could fatally wound Bill Shorten’s leadership. Or so Tony Abbott hopes. But the PM should be careful what he wishes for.
Nick Toscano Ditching the discrimination laws that conservative columnist Andrew Bolt was found guilty of breaching in 2011 risks giving a "green light to racists", a former Liberal Party heavyweight warns.
Rick Feneley Lieutenant Colonel Cate McGregor is describing her first encounters with Tony Abbott in the early 1980s – on the rugby field and at a bar at Sydney University where the young leftie and the ‘‘coming...
James Massola and Peter Martin There is something of the crazy-brave in the hard line on industry assistance the Abbott government is taking
Andrew Darby The first independent opinion poll taken since the Tasmanian state election was called shows the Liberal party headed for majority government on March 15.
Heath Aston, James Massola Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given a clear indication the government is moving towards stripping the ABC of its foreign broadcast service, the Australia Network.
Heath Aston The names ''Liberal'' and ''Labor'' would be quarantined for use only by the major political parties under reforms being considered by the Abbott government to prevent micro parties capitalising on...
Michael Green The two Aboriginal men were dressed wholly in white, including caps and capes, for their public hanging. It was early in the morning, on January 20, 1842.
Bianca Hall A black and white portrait of Liberal Party legend Sir Robert Menzies hangs in pride of place in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office, near the staunch monarchist's portrait of the Queen.
Nicholas Reece This week Tony Abbott marked the first 100 days of his new government in a very modern way. The Prime Minister released a YouTube video and a 30-page glossy brochure, and undertook an exhaustive...
Deborah Snow Alone among the seven (soon to be eight) commissioners of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Tim Wilson never had to apply for the job.
Judith Ireland Same-sex marriage advocates have drawn up a hit list of about 70 federal politicians.
Heath Aston Tony Abbott once introduced Barry O'Farrell to a Liberal Party function with the wounding line: ''He ain't pretty, but he's pretty effective.''
Jonathan Swan Former Liberal Party leader John Hewson says Tony Abbott should be less secretive about his asylum seeker policies, suggesting the Prime Minister give proper briefings to the public and to MPs from...
Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie Project Delta was the Reserve Bank's $80million secret. The problem was the deal was illegal, but that didn't worry Saddam Hussein ... or the RBA.
Heath Aston NSW senator-elect David Leyonhjelm, who admits he benefited from voters mistaking him for a Liberal Party candidate on the ballot paper, will receive more than $1 million from taxpayers as a result...
Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie It is early summer in Baghdad and the heat is already stifling. Two Australian businessmen, still stiff from the long drive across parched desert plains from Jordan, walk along a crowded street.