How Peta Credlin is attempting to frame the media’s discussion of Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership. Analysis for Crikey.

If there was any doubt the Liberal Party’s conservatives had decided to run amok in the lead up to the release of the Turnbull government’s key economic report card on Monday, one needed to look no further than their pin-up boy George Christensen. (Image: @ellinghausen)

It would be all too easy to dismiss the Immigration Minister as a buffoon and a fool. But to do so would be a mistake.

If there was a theme running through the shambles that was politics this past week, it was self-delusion.

The next few weeks are absolutely critical for political players – they need to lodge their preferred perception in the minds of Australian voters before the nation knocks off for the long break.