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Malcolm Turnbull, Barnaby Joyce seize Murray Goulburn's dairy crisis

As we've mentioned before, on Tuesday in Canberra both Malcolm Turnbull and deputy PM Barnaby Joyce will sit down with the board and senior management...

the conservatives fight back

John Howard took time out from defending his Iraq War record to deliver to rogue Coalition senator Cory Bernardi – and Malcolm Turnbull himself –...

Election 2016: Beware of isolating Pauline Hanson, John Howard warns

John Howard has cautioned against demonising Pauline Hanson and alienating disaffected conservative voters, warning that it could cause a fragmentation of support for the Liberal/National...

Election 2016: Liberals vie with Nationals for power in the future Coalition

Needless to say these open contests generate their own tensions in Coalition ranks with senior Liberals grumbling about Joyce's overt politicking in Indi and Murray.

Election 2016:Joyce puts out spot fires in Victoria

Mr Joyce was in Murray to campaign alongside Nationals candidate Damien Drum, a former Fremantle Dockers coach and Victorian state MP. The retirement of Liberal...

Election 2016 Live: Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten talk jobs

In addition to Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce labeling current low milk prices as "wrong" and urging supermarkets and processors to "fix" them, Victorian Liberal...

Election 2016 will test Rupert Murdoch's political power

A Labor plan to concentrate resources wining Liberal National Party seats in Queensland was portrayed by The Courier-Mail the next day as a betrayal of...

Election 2016: Fiona Scott in carp eradication meeting during spill

The questions stemmed from comments made by suspended Liberal Party member and Penrith councillor Marcus Cornish, known for leading a 'stop the mosque movement', that...

Jeff Kennett to Mike Baird's Cabinet: do as I say, not as I did

Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett is the latest conservative political hero to deliver a pep talk to Mike Baird's NSW Cabinet at its regular Thursday...

The still unknown Malcolm Turnbull goes to voters

Of course Turnbull, the fabulously rich merchant banker, deal-maker, investor, journalist, lawyer, and now Prime Minister, is a Liberal in the broad sense that the...

Why millionaire Barry Lambert invested $34 million in medicinal cannabis

Police and conservative politicians, however, worry that medicinal cannabis will be a Trojan horse for legalisation of recreational drugs and quack therapies. There are also...

Election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull flags July 2 poll as battlelines drawn

But Labor was straight out of the blocks on Tuesday while, at the same time, the Coalition was unsettled by a leak to Sky News...

Govt pledges to boost bank cops as royal commission pressure grows

Nationals senator John Williams and MP George Christiansen and Liberal Warren Entsch support a royal commission while Nationals Luke Hartsuyker and Ken O'Dowd are open...

Writer Bob Ellis from the heart

The Mackellar result was soon followed by then South Australian frontbencher, and later foreign minister, Alexander Downer, replacing Hewson as Liberal leader. Eight months later,...

Malcolm Turnbull dumps income tax plan in revenue compromise

L to R Adam Giles NT Will Hodgman Tas Mike Baird NSW Dan Andrews Vic Annastacia Palaszczuk Qld Jay Weatherill SA and Andrew Barr, ACT.

What is the point of Malcolm Turnbull ask voters?

The PM's office itself – whether furnished with the original bespoke orange armchairs, John Howard's chesterfield or Malcolm Turnbull's work table – is a quiet...

Liberals go to war with BCA

Liberal Party Victorian president Michael Kroger has called for Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott to be sacked and said the peak business...

'Mate, they are coming for you'

Human services minister Marise Payne, one of the leaders of the moderate Liberal faction in New South Wales, seemed to be duchessing backbenchers from other...

Forget champagne, tennis connoisseurs turn to ice-cream

... absolutely monstered a Connoisseur ice-cream – from a distance, thanks to our new Leica binoculars, we clocked it as Murray River salted caramel), with...

Big names at Rod Laver for shock Serena Williams loss

Ita Buttrose watches the Women's Singles Final, alongside Harry Triguboff and behind federal minister Sussan Ley and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. Scott Barbour. Share on...

The Big Short: how director Adam McKay found the funny side of financial crisis

McKay once studied under the improvisational comedy guru Del Close, who also taught John Candy, John Belushi, Bill Murray and Tina Fey their craft. Close...

How the Pretenders Chrissie Hynde went on to have a joyful life

For Hynde, that "whaddaya" included her nice but conservative parents, America's car culture, school, the decimation of Cleveland's downtown, and anyone who wasn't bonkers about...

How to make your super last in a low-returns world

According to modelling by Towers Watson, some in the next wave of Baby Boomers to retire could be upwards of $100,000 short of their expected...

Those weird billionaires who are turning into Marxists

For several years now, populist politicians and liberal intellectuals have been inveighing against income inequality, an issue that is gaining traction among the broader body...

From the melancholy of Madding Crowd to the grief of Jurassic World

Vinterberg has given us a conservative adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel that succeeds more fully than I would have anticipated. Every dedicated ... in the...

From the melancholy of Madding Crowd to the grief of Jurassic World

Vinterberg has given us a conservative adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel that succeeds more fully than I would have anticipated. Every dedicated ... in the...

Former Babcock pair join push into retiree trailer parks

For its property head, Peter Davidson, the reality of the ageing bulge finally hit at a Bob Dylan concert in Sydney last year. As the...

NZ innovation policy already kicking goals

Joyce created Callaghan Innovation – an agency he described as NZ's high tech HQ and named after Sir Paul Terence Callaghan, a molecular physicist and...

Triple-D's fraction too much fiction

If Abbott (as a senior minister in the Howard government) and his neo-conservative allies had not invaded Iraq in 2003, the Middle East would not...

Have power. Lose power. Publish.

Adler's MUP is big in the political memoir field, having published books by McKew, Combet, Costello, Abbott, Gareth Evans, Chris Bowen and Mark Latham among...

Ministers involved in Tinkler scheme, ICAC told

Mr Watson also raised questions about the role played by Liberal party federal president Brian Loughnane in “washing” campaign funds and by Ian McNamara, the...

Super's great gains won't be repeated

As equities have been sold off, Telstra Super chief investment officer Jim Christensen has added hedge fund and property portfolios to the fund. Photo: Getty...

Interview transcript: former head of the NSA and commander of the US cyber ...

Christopher Joye. Recently retired director of the US National Security Agency and commander of the US Cyber Command General Keith Alexander was interviewed by Australian...