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Our straight man in Trumpistan: Nick Greiner on Trump, populism and stoushing Liberals

Our straight man in Trumpistan: Nick Greiner on Trump, populism and stoushing Liberals

In a frank interview before a diplomatic posting in New York, the Liberal elder statesman and former NSW premier discusses Donald Trump and coronavirus, Scott Morrison's prospects and the need for a federal ICAC.

  • by Peter Hartcher

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Liberal committee asked to consider suspending Kennett over leadership comments
Victoria

Liberal committee asked to consider suspending Kennett over leadership comments

A senior Liberal has asked the party's influential administrative committee to consider action against Jeff Kennett over his criticism of the Opposition Leader’s performance.

  • by Benjamin Preiss and Michael Fowler
Key figure in Victorian Liberals' religious right faction quits post
Melbourne

Key figure in Victorian Liberals' religious right faction quits post

Ivan Stratov has left the powerful administrative committee that oversees day-to-day management of the party, saying he has moved to Ukraine for a religious mission.

  • by Paul Sakkal and Nick McKenzie
'Completely made up': Factional tricks in Liberal preselection battle for Warringah
Tony Abbott

'Completely made up': Factional tricks in Liberal preselection battle for Warringah

Tony Abbott's former seat of Warringah has become the epicentre of a stunning Liberal Party factional battle.

  • by Michael Koziol
Fault lines in aged care exposed
Opinion
Aged care

Fault lines in aged care exposed

Confronting your own party with its mistakes is hard to do in politics. One backbencher is up for the challenge.

  • by David Crowe
Government chose 'futile bureaucratic exercise' over aged care reform, Liberal MP says
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Aged care royal commission

Government chose 'futile bureaucratic exercise' over aged care reform, Liberal MP says

The Coalition's former aged care spokeswoman has slammed the government's handling of aged care and called for major structural change.

  • by David Crowe
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Not happy, Dan: Victoria's Premier cops a pandemic pounding
Good Weekend

Not happy, Dan: Victoria's Premier cops a pandemic pounding

Dan Andrews was at the top of his game: a masterful politician and popular premier with a bold agenda and knack for crisis leadership. Then COVID-19 came along.

  • by Melissa Fyfe
Liberals should follow Thatcher on environmental policy
Editorial
Climate policy

Liberals should follow Thatcher on environmental policy

Liberals should be both pro-environment and pro-free market.

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Thatcher and Reagan? He must be Joshing us
Opinion
Australian economy

Thatcher and Reagan? He must be Joshing us

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is having delusions of grandeur if he's suggesting he'll have the courage to attempt anything like the bold reforms attributed to his political heroes.

  • by Ross Gittins
Scott Morrison’s 'deflect blame, take the credit' shtick is wearing thin
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

Scott Morrison’s 'deflect blame, take the credit' shtick is wearing thin

Even Scott Morrison’s harshest critics admit that the Prime Minister has not been hamstrung by ideology in responding to COVID-19.

  • by Nick Dyrenfurth
'Difficult to believe': Malcolm Turnbull renews calls for Nick Xenophon to declare work for Huawei
Huawei ban

'Difficult to believe': Malcolm Turnbull renews calls for Nick Xenophon to declare work for Huawei

Nick Xenophon, a former senator, has resisted calls to register saying he only provides legal advice to the Chinese firm.

  • by Latika Bourke