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Hawke? Howard? Menzies? Where does Scott Morrison fit in?
Opinion
Opinion

Hawke? Howard? Menzies? Where does Scott Morrison fit in?

Scott Morrison alone is the key to unlocking Labor’s apparent hold on the next election.

  • by John Warhurst

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'Why?': This simple query to the Coalition remains unanswered ... possibly because it is unanswerable
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Opinion

'Why?': This simple query to the Coalition remains unanswered ... possibly because it is unanswerable

New Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes sure he doesn't answer the simplest of questions: why is Malcolm Turnbull no longer the prime minister?

  • by Tony Wright
Wentworth favourite Andrew Bragg pulls out from preselection race
Liberal Party

Wentworth favourite Andrew Bragg pulls out from preselection race

The former Business Council of Australia executive Andrew Bragg has pulled out of the Wentworth preselection race just days ahead of the vote. 

  • by Alexandra Smith
Migration overhaul: Regional needs to guide population policy
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Population

Migration overhaul: Regional needs to guide population policy

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has cleared the ground for a migration overhaul that confronts the surging growth in Sydney and Melbourne.

  • by David Crowe
The birds, the birds! We are trapped in a murmuration of politicians
Opinion

The birds, the birds! We are trapped in a murmuration of politicians

There are plenty of theories to explain Australia's outbreak of leadership changes since 2010. Tony Wright offers one from the natural world.

  • by Tony Wright
Scott Morrison's Sermon on the Murray. Love: it's for Australians
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Opinion

Scott Morrison's Sermon on the Murray. Love: it's for Australians

Australia's new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, gives his first major speech, sounding like an old-time preacher and exhorting Australians to love each other

  • by Tony Wright
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The bigger issues that follow leadership turmoil
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Opinion

The bigger issues that follow leadership turmoil

We should not forget all the systemic issues about our political system which were raised during the Liberal leadership scramble.

  • by John Warhurst
Liberal Party polling report warned cabinet against rash response to Malcolm Turnbull's leadership
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Liberal Party

Liberal Party polling report warned cabinet against rash response to Malcolm Turnbull's leadership

A number of Liberal cabinet members appear to have ignored internal polling warning them not to overreact to two byelection losses.

  • by David Crowe
Gidday - can you make sense of this madness?
Opinion
Opinion

Gidday - can you make sense of this madness?

A message to the writers of the future.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
'Kicked out on the spot': Why Australia has so many leadership spills
Canberra

'Kicked out on the spot': Why Australia has so many leadership spills

Compared to other Westminster system countries, Australia is the easiest place to depose a sitting PM, according to political experts.

  • by Andrew Brown
Weekend Washup: The news the #libspill overshadowed this week
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Opinion

Weekend Washup: The news the #libspill overshadowed this week

GST, the Western Australian problem that's taking forever to properly fix, and the fallout from a change in Prime Minister continues.

  • by Nathan Hondros