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'Very intense': Prime Minister Scott Morrison won't back bullying claims

'Very intense': Prime Minister Scott Morrison won't back bullying claims

Scott Morrison has declined to back bullying allegations against Liberal MPs, saying the episode left both male and female MPs under pressure.

  • by Latika Bourke

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Rising powerbroker Marcus Bastiaan quits Liberal power hub

Rising powerbroker Marcus Bastiaan quits Liberal power hub

Key conservative Victorian Liberal who was accused of dragging party to the right has quit influential body.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Julie Bishop questions 'appalling' behaviour in federal politics
Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop questions 'appalling' behaviour in federal politics

The former foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop says she has seen behaviour in politics that would not be "tolerated in any other workplace across Australia".

Key men behind Dutton deny speaking to Julia Banks during the spill
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Key men behind Dutton deny speaking to Julia Banks during the spill

The series of denials by conservative MPs behind Peter Dutton's failed campaign to become prime minister will deepen the Liberal Party's internal divisions.

  • by Latika Bourke
Liberals suffer as lady luck does a runner
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Liberals suffer as lady luck does a runner

While voters draw a distinction between state and federal issues when they cast their ballots, the parties’ standing at the national level throws a deep shadow over their efforts in state polls.

  • by Noel Towell
Labor plots to force fresh probe into Matthew Guy over Ventnor deal

Labor plots to force fresh probe into Matthew Guy over Ventnor deal

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy could face more trouble on the floor of State Parliament this week over his role in the Ventnor planning scandal.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
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Liberals host debate about whether the Coalition government is worth saving
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Liberals host debate about whether the Coalition government is worth saving

Disillusioned Liberal Party branch members are literally asking themselves whether the federal Coalition government is worth saving.

  • by Latika Bourke
Lib senator threatens to name names over 'bullying' claims
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Lib senator threatens to name names over 'bullying' claims

'Unless it has ever happened to you, you wouldn’t understand it': Senator Lucy Gichuhi has added her voice to claims of intimidation during the leadership spill.

  • by Michael Koziol
New candidates enter Liberal race to replace Malcolm Turnbull in Wentworth
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New candidates enter Liberal race to replace Malcolm Turnbull in Wentworth

The race to replace Malcolm Turnbull in Parliament has widened to include two more candidates, with Liberal councillor Mary-Lou Jarvis and local surgeon Michael Feneley entering the contest.

  • by David Crowe
Will Greens eyes be smiling? Libs may not contest left-leaning seats at state poll

Will Greens eyes be smiling? Libs may not contest left-leaning seats at state poll

The Greens could gain a big boost in the battle to win inner-city electorates if the Liberal Party’s ruling council endorses a plan to withdraw from four inner-suburban seats.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Julie Bishop to contest next election, fires salvo at WA colleagues
Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop to contest next election, fires salvo at WA colleagues

In an interview with her local newspaper, Ms Bishop lashed out at her colleagues for not voting for her.

  • by Latika Bourke