The Liberal Party’s female players relegated to the sidelines are a reminder — politics is a blood sport – Politics

The Liberal Party’s female players relegated to the sidelines are a reminder — politics is a blood sport – Politics

Posted May 18, 2018 04:46:52 Photo: Women in the Liberal Party have to operate within the brutish law of the political jungle that has served men so well for decades. (ABC News: ) To retain respect for our lawmakers, it’s perhaps best, like Otto von Bismarck’s famous sausages, that you …

Kelly O’Dwyer gives $50,000 to try to increase number of female Liberal MPs

Kelly O’Dwyer gives $50,000 to try to increase number of female Liberal MPs

Updated May 15, 2018 11:12:32 The Minister for Women has donated $50,000 to a new fund, in an attempt to boost the number of women in the federal Liberal Party. Kelly O’Dwyer wrote to her Cabinet colleagues, asking them to donate the same amount of money to the “Enid Lyons …

Georgina Downer endorsed as Liberal candidate for Mayo ahead of by-election

Georgina Downer endorsed as Liberal candidate for Mayo ahead of by-election

Updated May 14, 2018 20:56:23 Georgina Downer, the daughter of one-time Liberal leader and foreign minister Alexander Downer, has been endorsed unopposed as the party’s candidate for the upcoming Mayo federal by-election. Ms Downer confirmed she was seeking preselection last week, after the incumbent, Rebekha Sharkie, announced her resignation. Ms …

Georgina Downer to seek Liberal preselection for federal seat of Mayo

Georgina Downer to seek Liberal preselection for federal seat of Mayo

Posted May 11, 2018 19:53:01 Georgina Downer, the daughter of one-time Liberal leader and foreign minister Alexander Downer, has confirmed via a tweet that she will seek preselection for the Adelaide Hills federal seat of Mayo. “As someone who grew up and spent the first two decades of her life …

Victorian Liberal member faces expulsion over ‘moronic Mormons’ post on social media

Victorian Liberal member faces expulsion over ‘moronic Mormons’ post on social media

Posted May 11, 2018 05:17:45 Photo: The Facebook post was allegedly made under an alias by Liberal Party member James Penny. (Supplied) Related Story: Victorian political factional fighting is damaging the major parties’ brands Related Story: Victorian Liberals openly defying PM amid accusations of Mormon branch-stacking A Liberal member faces …

‘Not a good look’: Calls for transparency after Liberal Party donor wins Pacific cable contract

‘Not a good look’: Calls for transparency after Liberal Party donor wins Pacific cable contract

Posted May 08, 2018 13:53:28 The Federal Government has been called on to publicly explain its decision to award a multi-million-dollar contract to a company that has previously donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Liberal Party. Key points: Vocus won the $2.8 million contract late last year through …

Budget 2018: Former Liberal John Hewson leader decries ‘mother’ of all political budgets

Budget 2018: Former Liberal John Hewson leader decries ‘mother’ of all political budgets

Posted May 08, 2018 06:04:21 Photo: Treasurer Scott Morrison looks set to deliver tax cuts and promise an earlier return to surplus. (ABC News: Matt Roberts) Let the good times roll. That would be the theme song of Scott Morrison’s third, and he hopes not last, budget. A strong rebound …

Sue Hickey: A Tasmanian Liberal, but not as you know it

Sue Hickey: A Tasmanian Liberal, but not as you know it

Posted May 04, 2018 14:57:04 Photo: Liberal Member for Denison Sue Hickey says as Speaker she will not always vote with the Liberals. (ABC News) It took less than a day in Parliament for Sue Hickey to demonstrate to the Tasmanian Liberals, of which she is a new member, and …

Liberal backbencher Julia Banks challenged to live on Youth Allowance payments after ‘insulting’ comments

Liberal backbencher Julia Banks challenged to live on Youth Allowance payments after ‘insulting’ comments

Posted May 03, 2018 00:03:26 Could you live on $40 a day? Liberal backbencher Julia Banks says she could, and now she is being challenged to do exactly that by someone doing it for real. Twenty-two-year-old unemployment benefits recipient Sherri Prendergast has been on the Youth Allowance, worth $400 a …

Sue Hickey coup: Liberal angst over Speaker plot ‘justified’, political expert says

Sue Hickey coup: Liberal angst over Speaker plot ‘justified’, political expert says

Posted May 02, 2018 08:56:12 Photo: Sue Hickey’s “commanding personality” will see her well suited to the Speaker’s role, an expert says. (ABC News: James Dunlevie) Former Hobart lord mayor and disaffected Liberal Sue Hickey’s “act of betrayal” in snatching the role of Speaker from her anointed colleague in a …