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'She doesn't speak for us': Liberals disown Teena McQueen after Q&A appearance
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LNP

'She doesn't speak for us': Liberals disown Teena McQueen after Q&A appearance

The Liberal Party's most senior officials had twice ordered Teena McQueen to cease going on Sky's TV programs, but she refused, citing that the money was too good.

  • by Latika Bourke

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'He was in it right up to his neck': How Scott Morrison deposed a prime minister
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Malcolm Turnbull

'He was in it right up to his neck': How Scott Morrison deposed a prime minister

Scott Morrison worked hard to cultivate the image of the "accidental prime minister". But new evidence suggests otherwise.

  • by Peter Hartcher
A tectonic shift to the left in the Australian political landscape
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Opinion

A tectonic shift to the left in the Australian political landscape

Conservatives and liberals must face the reality that voters are being drawn by a more progressive agenda.They will need compelling arguments to lure them back.

  • by Tom Switzer
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
Labor's industrial muscle man John Setka is 'Here to stay'. Or is he?
John Setka

Labor's industrial muscle man John Setka is 'Here to stay'. Or is he?

The head of the militant construction union is digging in, to the discomfort of some in both Labor and the union movement.

  • by Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar
'She's quite remarkable': Penny Wong awarded major prize for political leadership
Penny Wong

'She's quite remarkable': Penny Wong awarded major prize for political leadership

Penny Wong was chosen for her measured and civil contributions to foreign affairs debates, as well as her advocacy on tolerance and equality.

  • by Michael Koziol
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Ardern is a leader for our times, and we should follow her example
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Opinion

Ardern is a leader for our times, and we should follow her example

In Australia we need to make a choice between the politics of hate and division, or inclusiveness and unity.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
'I'm the elected deputy prime minister of Australia': Barnaby feels no guilt over challenge to Nationals leader
Michael McCormack

'I'm the elected deputy prime minister of Australia': Barnaby feels no guilt over challenge to Nationals leader

Barnaby Joyce has laid claim to being the “elected deputy prime minister of Australia” in an extraordinary interview.

  • by David Crowe
Andrew Broad floats prospect of a future tilt as an independent
Andrew Broad

Andrew Broad floats prospect of a future tilt as an independent

The outgoing Nationals MP has told associates he would like to return to Canberra at a future election.  

  • by Latika Bourke
'Peculiarly Australian form of madness': Turnbull dumps on Libs in BBC interview
Liberal Party

'Peculiarly Australian form of madness': Turnbull dumps on Libs in BBC interview

The former PM said he had been removed by his own party because he was on track to beat Labor leader Bill Shorten.

  • by Latika Bourke
'Shocking error': Premier slams decision to hold leadership dinner in men's club
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Political Leadership

'Shocking error': Premier slams decision to hold leadership dinner in men's club

A state-government funded charity that runs prestigious leadership courses is under fire for holding a gala dinner in a men’s only members club.

  • by Miki Perkins