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Kooyong Voxpops: 'I would still vote Liberal'

Kooyong Voxpops: 'I would still vote Liberal'

"I’m married to a merchant banker, and Turnbull’s a very typical merchant banker."

  • by Liam Mannix

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Crossbenchers refuse to guarantee confidence to a Dutton government
Leadership

Crossbenchers refuse to guarantee confidence to a Dutton government

Peter Dutton could find himself without a majority in the lower house if angry Coalition MPs retaliate.

  • by Michael Koziol
'It was always on the cards': Labor prepared for early election after Dutton challenge
Peter Dutton

'It was always on the cards': Labor prepared for early election after Dutton challenge

The Prime Minister played down talk of an early election but both sides know it remains a live possibility.

  • by Michael Koziol
CEOs plea for certainty amid chaos in Canberra
NIB

CEOs plea for certainty amid chaos in Canberra

Politicians are failing the public by not offering certainty on important issues like immigration, energy and corporate tax reform.

  • by Nassim Khadem, Darren Gray & Patrick Hatch
Five ways Malcolm Turnbull's leadership could come under threat

Five ways Malcolm Turnbull's leadership could come under threat

A spill, a stalking horse, cabinet resignations. Here are some of the ways a challenge could play out.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Canberra Now: Smith's tilt at Bean; and Leigh moves to overturn vote ban
Andrew Leigh

Canberra Now: Smith's tilt at Bean; and Leigh moves to overturn vote ban

Plus the new chief CSIRO scientist's push for women; and cat containment curiosity.

  • by Doug Dingwall
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'Nothing to crow about': Turnbull defiant in wake of byelection losses
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Byelection

'Nothing to crow about': Turnbull defiant in wake of byelection losses

The Coalition never expected to win the Prime Minister says, as talkback presenter Alan Jones tweets that Mr Turnbull "has to go".

  • by Carrie Fellner
These 20 pictures capture the chaos and confusion of the past fortnight in Canberra
Pictures
Malcolm Turnbull

These 20 pictures capture the chaos and confusion of the past fortnight in Canberra

Photographer Alex Ellinghausen and associate editor Tony Wright go behind the scenes to capture political victories, defeats, tears and stumbles.

Brace for the class war election - it's going to be taxing
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Income tax

Brace for the class war election - it's going to be taxing

Australians traditionally hate being told they live in a class-ridden society.

  • by Tony Wright
Labor the winner as Electoral Commission pushes the boundaries

Labor the winner as Electoral Commission pushes the boundaries

Electoral boundary changes in Victoria heap more pressure on Turnbull government.

  • by Noel Towell & Benjamin Preiss
Batman bites the dust but Cox plan killed off by electoral commission

Batman bites the dust but Cox plan killed off by electoral commission

Boundary changes make Victoria hostile territory for Turnbull government and sets up a seat swap for Shorten.

  • by Noel Towell