Malcolm Turnbull openly defied by Victorian Liberals amid claims of a power struggle

Malcolm Turnbull openly defied by Victorian Liberals amid claims of a power struggle

Posted May 04, 2018 00:01:31 Photo: Malcolm Turnbull directed the states to sort out their candidates for the next election. (ABC News: Matt Roberts) Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is being openly defied by the Victorian Liberals to quickly settle on candidates for the next election — a delay which some …

Tasmanian Speaker Sue Hickey takes parliamentary reins, as Liberals deny calamity awaits

Tasmanian Speaker Sue Hickey takes parliamentary reins, as Liberals deny calamity awaits

Updated May 02, 2018 12:19:17 Photo: “I can do this all day, up and down like a yo-yo,” Sue Hickey told the house after calling for order a number of times. (ABC News: Andy Cunningham) As Sue Hickey takes her seat as Speaker in the 49th Tasmanian Parliament, senior Liberals …

South Australian Liberals flag changes to small business tax cuts election promise

South Australian Liberals flag changes to small business tax cuts election promise

Posted April 12, 2018 19:02:25 South Australia’s new Liberal Government has flagged changes to its flagship tax cut promise for small business, acknowledging its election promise may have had the perverse effect of discouraging some businesses from employing more people. Their key policy unveiled during their February election campaign launch …

Liberals’ historical baggage is weighing the government down | Katharine Murphy | Australia news

Inside the Turnbull government there’s a dividing line that isn’t much mentioned in dispatches. Boundary lines can be imprecise and a bit arbitrary but let’s calls this one the line between the Liberals ensconced in parliament before the leadership change in 2015, and the generation entering parliament after it. As …

John Howard says a change of leader is not the answer to Liberals’ woes | Australia news

Australia’s former prime minister John Howard has issued a public warning to his colleagues to get their collective act together, saying a change of leader is not the answer to the Turnbull government’s woes. With the government bracing for the likely loss of its 30th Newspoll early next week, Howard …

Sally Zou and fitness entrepreneur Kayla Itsines among SA Liberals’ recent donors

Sally Zou and fitness entrepreneur Kayla Itsines among SA Liberals’ recent donors

Updated April 02, 2018 14:26:42 Fitness guru Kayla Itsines and Chinese businesswoman Sally Zou are among the SA Liberal Party’s biggest recent donors, according to the latest SA Electoral Commission donation disclosures. Ms Itsines and her partner Tobi Pearce have developed a multi-million dollar business around an online work-out subscription …

Victorians ‘betrayed’ over Liberals paring controversy, Acting Premier says

Victorians ‘betrayed’ over Liberals paring controversy, Acting Premier says

Updated April 02, 2018 13:55:12 Photo: Liberal MP Bernie Finn has not commented on his decision to return to vote. (ABC News) Related Story: Victorian fire bill voted down after Opposition MPs who asked to sit out reappear for vote Victoria’s Acting Premier Jacinta Allan says two Liberal MPs betrayed …

Tasmanian Liberals apologise after ‘ageist’ sledge in Pembroke campaign draws complaint

Tasmanian Liberals apologise after ‘ageist’ sledge in Pembroke campaign draws complaint

Posted April 02, 2018 08:53:54 Photo: Doug Chipman said there were members of the Liberal party upset at the treatment he received. (ABC News: Georgie Burgess) The Tasmanian Liberal party has publicly apologised for any “hurt or offence” caused by its campaign material during last year’s Pembroke by-election, after coming …

Cory Bernardi lashes out at former colleagues over ‘plans to defect to Liberals’

Cory Bernardi lashes out at former colleagues over ‘plans to defect to Liberals’

Updated March 28, 2018 17:37:02 Photo: Cory Bernardi says his colleagues’ defections left him “dejected”. (ABC News: Nick Haggarty) Related Story: Bernardi MP jumps ship to join SA Liberals Australian Conservatives federal leader Cory Bernardi has lashed out at his former South Australian colleagues, accusing them of white-anting his start-up …

Dennis Hood dumps Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives to join SA Liberals

Dennis Hood dumps Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives to join SA Liberals

Updated March 26, 2018 14:14:24 Australian Conservatives and South Australian Upper House MP Dennis Hood is poised to abandon Cory Bernardi’s party and join the Marshall Liberal Government. The Liberal party room has just approved a motion to allow Mr Hood to join the party. Photo: Dennis Hood was elected …