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Why the era of the independents in the box seat is almost over

Why the era of the independents in the box seat is almost over

While record numbers of Australians are supporting alternative candidates, the pendulum of power is poised to swing back to the major parties.

  • by Michael Koziol

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'You are embarrassing': Tony Abbott slapped down over Brexit claim
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'You are embarrassing': Tony Abbott slapped down over Brexit claim

"Anyone with a basic grasp of economics (not Tony Abbott it seems) should spot the problem," a British economics professor said.

  • by Nick Miller
Is Credlin eyeing another safe Coalition seat?
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Is Credlin eyeing another safe Coalition seat?

Liberal Party rumours suggest she could be interested in Kevin Andrews’ seat, but others are sceptical about the plan.

  • by Kylar Loussikian & Samantha Hutchinson
If the Liberals were serious about women, they could look to the UK
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If the Liberals were serious about women, they could look to the UK

Quotas are not the only way for women to get to the top of conservative politics.

  • by Latika Bourke
Can Scott Morrison have a successful makeover before May?
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Can Scott Morrison have a successful makeover before May?

He doesn’t need to cut taxes or dole out grants. He needs authority, legitimacy and dignity.

  • by Jack Waterford
Infill policy must face scrutiny to earn the confidence of public
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Infill policy must face scrutiny to earn the confidence of public

Concerns about the government's infill policy are justified.

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Making a meal out of protest
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Making a meal out of protest

Seeing the photographs of farmers with sheep protesting outside Old Parliament House brought back humorous memories.

  • by Letters to the Editor
MPs defend mobile phone bills costing taxpayers thousands a month
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MPs defend mobile phone bills costing taxpayers thousands a month

Tony Abbott, Bill Shorten and some backbench MPs billed taxpayers more than $4000 a month for mobile phones, and one spent more than $8800 in a month.

  • by Nigel Gladstone
Susan Moylan-Coombs to run as an independent against Tony Abbott in Warringah
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Susan Moylan-Coombs to run as an independent against Tony Abbott in Warringah

Indigenous activist Susan Moylan-Coombs will likely face a crowded field of independents as high-profile locals eye off Tony Abbott's Warringah seat.

  • by Max Koslowski
The grassroots push to oust Tony Abbott from Warringah
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The grassroots push to oust Tony Abbott from Warringah

Warringah residents are uniting over a simple campaign. Just who’s behind it is intriguing.

  • by Nick O'Malley
The hip joint: John Howard's knees-up has them talking
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The hip joint: John Howard's knees-up has them talking

It’s not a Liberal Party Christmas without the annual John Winston Howard office party, and this year it certainly did not disappoint.

  • by Kylar Loussikian & Samantha Hutchinson