Tony Abbott

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Peter Dutton, a ferocious partisan, is now trying to walk both sides of the street | Katharine Murphy
Dutton has a delicate task ahead if he becomes Liberal leader. If he tacks too far right, he could easily split his own party

Katharine Murphy

26, May, 2022 @6:42 AM

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From onion eating to the bonk ban: the 15 craziest moments in Aussie politics – sorted
Before Saturday’s election, the team behind the Batshit moments in Australian politics Twitter account rank the most unhinged moments in our political history. I ain’t spending any time on it!


15, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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AOC and Swimming Australia threaten legal action over billboards claiming ‘women’s sport is not for men’
Conservative lobby group uses images of elite swimmers in ads targeting ‘woke politicians’ but Emily Seebohm says Advance acted ‘without my consent’

Josh Butler and Elias Visontay

25, Apr, 2022 @10:46 AM

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Eric Abetz’s $2,000 expense to attend Tony Abbott farewell dinner justified by former PM’s ‘pro-Tasmania policies’
Expenses watchdog says Liberal MP’s interstate travel bill qualified as parliamentary business

Christopher Knaus

04, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Government prepared for backlash before Tony Abbott’s Taiwan trip made public, FoI documents reveal
Emails obtained by Guardian Australia show officials planned to dismiss suggestion Abbott’s trip represented Taiwan policy change

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

03, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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What’s the price of a loaf of bread? A whole lot of political trouble
Scott Morrison this week admitted he didn’t know how much staples cost. Given similar questions have undone other politicians perhaps he was wise not to take a stab

Matilda Boseley

02, Feb, 2022 @8:18 AM

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Leading Liberal candidate Jane Buncle quits Warringah race, leaving ‘Tony Abbott 2.0’ to contest seat
Local Liberals concede Zali Steggall is likely to retain seat as multiple candidates withdraw over party’s NSW preselection crisis

Anne Davies

01, Feb, 2022 @1:42 AM

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Fury at backroom deal to usher former Young Liberal into federal seat of Hughes
Plan to avoid NSW preselection to parachute candidates such as Alex Dore into seat held by Craig Kelly shows ‘we are no better’ than Labor, some members say

Anne Davies

24, Jan, 2022 @6:01 AM

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The Right stuff: why shellshocked NSW Liberal moderates are fearing factional fights
Tim James’s preselection in Gladys Berejiklian’s former NSW seat shows the growing influence of the hard right in the state

Anne Davies

22, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Where ‘mutual obligation’ began: John Howard’s paradigm shift on welfare
Government also opposed apology to stolen generations ‘given that the practices were at the time believed to be in the best interests of the children’

Anne Davies

31, Dec, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Here’s why on Remembrance Day politicians should be kept away from the commemorations | Paul Daley
Look out for talk of the drums of war, and Australian leaders summoning the sacrifices of the dead to justify their strategic decisions

Paul Daley

10, Nov, 2021 @9:12 PM

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Calls for former Australian PMs to stay silent are hypocritical examples of conservative cancel culture | Kevin Rudd
There is great danger in the view that only serving politicians have a place in our public square

Kevin Rudd

09, Nov, 2021 @1:29 AM

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