Politics

Who Runs the Liberal Party?

Slowly, as if awakening from a drug-induced phantasmagoria, some of those erstwhile Abbott-backers are asking themselves what they have done. Their deepest fear is that by changing leaders they have not just changed the country but the party

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive. Or, as the Prime Minister might put it, there had never been a more exciting time to be an Australian. On Australia Day 2016 love was in the air. The honourable members of the bunyip meritocracy, the self-appointed guardians of our nation’s moral fibre, were best pleased with themselves. A prime minister whom they loathed, a champion of battlers and tradies who went to war with Q&A and the Human Rights Commission, a global warming sceptic, friend of coal mines and scourge of wind farms, a constitutional monarchist, God-fearing Catholic and…

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