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A quarter of a century later, Tony Abbott clings on in a Liberal heartland

A quarter of a century later, Tony Abbott clings on in a Liberal heartland

Tony Abbott is one of the longest serving MPs in Parliament, and his opponents are exploiting the 'it's time' factor.

  • by Michael Koziol

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Barnaby Joyce says Nationals must shift to the right to counter Shooters threat
Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby Joyce says Nationals must shift to the right to counter Shooters threat

Soul-searching in the Nationals after the NSW state election has prompted MPs to argue for a change of course.

  • by Michael Koziol and Lisa Visentin
Star candidate and controversial doctor in race to replace Craig Laundy in Reid
Craig Laundy

Star candidate and controversial doctor in race to replace Craig Laundy in Reid

The Liberals' strong result at the NSW election has given the party fresh hope of retaining it with the right candidate.

  • by Michael Koziol and Esther Han
The Coalition's contrasting political fortunes
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Opinion

The Coalition's contrasting political fortunes

The Berejiklian government did enough to retain office. The Morrison government is another story.

  • by The Canberra Times
After NSW, we're left with Hobson's choice for PM
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Opinion

After NSW, we're left with Hobson's choice for PM

Now Australian voters must turn their attention to Canberra, where they confront a leadership deficit on both sides.

  • by Tony Walker
Backlash in the bush unsettles Coalition before federal election
Nationals

Backlash in the bush unsettles Coalition before federal election

A surge of support in NSW for the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party has revealed deep-seated anger towards the Nationals in regional seats.

  • by Nicole Hasham
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Regardless of why Labor lost, Daley's video was racist - and it cost
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Opinion

Regardless of why Labor lost, Daley's video was racist - and it cost

The Labor leader, by standing up to shock-jock Alan Jones, looked like a man to shake up the old order. Then he was exposed as just another politician.

  • by Sean Kelly
Prime Minister's ever-diminishing credibility
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Opinion

Prime Minister's ever-diminishing credibility

Years of evasions, lies and obfuscations weigh down the sinking Coalition ship.

  • by Jack Waterford
Josh Frydenberg fights back in the battle for Kooyong
Josh Frydenberg

Josh Frydenberg fights back in the battle for Kooyong

Josh Frydenberg is not just preparing a national budget. He is also preparing to defend his blue ribbon seat.

  • by Judith Ireland
Morrison, Shorten will pay heed to close-fought NSW election
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Opinion

Morrison, Shorten will pay heed to close-fought NSW election

Can the NSW Coalition beat the stats to win a third state term; or will Michael Daley-led Labor overcome a horror week to snare a narrow victory?

  • by Tim Colebatch
Just don't do it, PM: trading votes with Hanson is playing with fire
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Just don't do it, PM: trading votes with Hanson is playing with fire

One Nation is not just another political party. It is defined by racism, and the Coalition must resist all temptations to preference it ahead of Labor.

  • by David Crowe