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Coalition's eye on the numbers

(subscription)But what has some of Costello's former Liberal colleagues still in the parliament fuming is his unhelpful advice to Scott Morrison. Rather than make...

Turnbull looking for fireworks in long election campaign

(subscription)Liberal campaign headquarters says that while Labor still has big spending announcements to make – Shorten has flagged more money for hospitals – Turnbull...

Turnbull leaves nation in twilight zone before election call

(subscription)His treasurer, Scott Morrison, has no illusions that this year's fiscal manifesto has been given the highest degree of difficulty. He told the party...

Inside the $100b charities bubble

(subscription)Before that the Australian Tax Office held a register of charities but, says ACNC assistant commissioner Murray Baird, it was never updated, “so once...

The Coalition's Delusional Conservatives explained

Sydney Morning Herald (subscription)What triggered the outburst was the news earlier in the week that dumped defence minister Kevin Andrews was prepared to challenge for...

Gadfly: Where's Hendo?

(subscription)Just look down the list of awful disappointments who fill the ministerial ranks and you'll soon understand why Michaelia shines so brightly: Barnaby Joyce,...

What happened to the Safe Schools program

(subscription) (subscription)When Scott Ryan, then parliamentary secretary for education, launched the Safe Schools program on June 13, 2014, he did so with a note...

Tony Abbott's party room broadsides

(subscription)... “for the leadership to take on the savings challenge again”. Liberals are about small government, and hacking into spending is the path to...

Coalmine approvals based on flawed models

(subscription)Abbott was thundering on about the pesky conservationists who were mounting a legal challenge – “lawfare”, in his parlance – to Australia's biggest coalmine,...

Gadfly: To Mitchell and back

(subscription)Instead, it's read largely by retired majors in Wahroonga, ancient climate-deniers, New Guard conservatives, boots-on-the-ground advocates and David Flint. Back to top ... In-house...

Heat on for Malcolm Turnbull ahead of Paris conference

9news.com.au (subscription)The Liberal source says Sydney right-winger and assistant minister to the treasurer Alex Hawke is keeping an eye on the numbers for Abbott and...