Marise Payne refuses to back Scott Morrison on controversial candidate Katherine Deves

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated April 17 2022 - 4:02am, first published 12:50am

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has declined to endorse a controversial candidate for the Liberals, handpicked by the Prime Minister, as the party's New South Wales factional war breaks into the federal election campaign.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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