It’s time for Tony Abbott to recognise the hollowness of the Liberal right’s threats and to call their bluff on marriage equality.
The Political Weekly: There were few winners in politics this week, but the Treasurer was definitely one of them.
There is real despair in the community about our current political leaders, but if you thought there might be a chance either side of politics would switch to someone else, think again.
The Political Weekly: The Opposition has the week from Hell while the PM looks to turn back the Turnbulls.
Talk of a cabinet reshuffle is ramping up in Canberra, but is that just wishful thinking from ambitious MPs, and can the PM risk the appearance of instability by rolling senior Liberals?
The Political Weekly: Bill Shorten’s latest zingers, the ‘wait in the car’ mystery, and Christine Milne’s WTF moment.
To many observers, it was merely a matter of time before Ms Milne acceded to the combined forces of internal pressure from her colleagues and external pressure from critics like those at the Australia Institute, and declared an end to her time as leader.
The pact of secrecy that allows politicians to use journalists for political means, and rewards those journalists for being little more than a cipher, does not strengthen democracy – as Laurie Oakes suggests – but belittles it.
Given today’s opinion polls will be used to recast a negative light on the PM and the Treasurer, it would be fair to conclude their power base remains fractured and in danger of being shattered.
Malcolm Turnbull has been eking out his leadership manifesto recently, and much of his efforts seem aimed at […]