Only 30 per cent of members of the Australian Parliament are women and that’s just not good enough.
The power of women voters cannot, and should not, be underestimated. Hell hath no fury like a female voter scorned.
Preference deals serve many agendas. When it comes to the allocation of preferences at Australian elections, no party can claim to have clean hands.
The Prime Minister isn’t fooling anyone when he sings Tony Abbott’s praises.
Malcolm Turnbull has begun to test the nerve of his party’s hard right by speaking out on issues such as public transport, same-sex marriage and budget measures. And he’s already facing some resistance.
By trying to insist the Liberal Party doesn’t have factionalism, Malcolm Turnbull showed a lack of judgement and a serious lack of self-awareness. He will need to tailor his language in the future.