Morrison leaves Sky

If there was one moment that summed up the unmitigated disaster that was the Turnbull government’s first week back in Parliament, it was that witnessed by Sky News viewers on Thursday evening.

Is Tony Abbott safeguarding his legacy, defending conservative principle, or swinging a wrecking ball through the Turnbull government? Whatever the reason, the result might be the same.

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A new book detailing dysfunction within Tony Abbott’s prime ministerial office will cause upheaval in the Coalition and may even fuel a thirst for retribution over his ousting.

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Tony Abbott’s sudden escalation of his destabilisation campaign has all the hallmarks of a bad movie we’ve seen before.

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The former PM is threatening to turn the Turnbull government into the Rudd-Gillard ‘omnishambles’. Analysis for The New Daily.  

Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, left, and opposition leader Tony Abbott pose during the Leaders Debate, ahead of the Sept. 7, election,  at the National Press Club in Canberra on Sunday Aug. 11, 2013. Australian's will go to the polls on Sept. 7, 2013 during the Federal election to choose the 44th Parliament of Australia.(AP Photo/Alan Porritt, Pool)

The similarities between fallen leaders Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd are becoming hard to ignore. And destabilisation rarely ends well for the party involved. Weekly column for The Drum.

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, talks with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during their meeting in Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, ahead of the start of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Malcolm Turnbull’s visit to the Middle East and his upcoming meeting at the White House are both significant when it comes to his recent efforts to balance the expectations of both the hawks and doves in the voting community.

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The Political Weekly: The Opposition Leader found a new way to help boost flagging poll ratings, but unforeseen circumstances threatened to derail his progress.

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Putting aside all the electoral complications, an unseemly rush to the ballot box without an adequate explanation of Malcolm Turnbull’s plans for economic repair would seriously test the public’s trust.

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Given the events of the past week, it’s time to recognise some of the government’s outdated views on women.