21 July 2017
The Old Alliance Of Liberals And Business Has Turned Uneasy
On Wednesday, this newspaper’s chief political correspondent Phillip Coorey reported that at a private dinner in Sydney on Monday evening Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged the leaders of big business to donate money to the Liberal Party and to do more to promote the government’s policy agenda. Apparently a number of chief executives responded by questioning the PM as to precisely which parts of
7 July 2017
Why Should Conservatives Support Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals?
When a few days ago Immigration Minister Peter Dutton urged “rusted on conservatives” to continue supporting the Liberal Party he was giving voice to the hopes of every federal Liberal MP sitting on a close margin. The trouble is that while Dutton wants the support of “rusted on conservatives”, his party haven’t returned the favour. Under Tony Abbott “rusted on
23 June 2017
Why The Libs Will Never GetUp!
Many things will be talked about when the Liberal Party’s hierarchy gather in Sydney this weekend for their federal council meeting. Those focused on the short-term will be discussing two numbers – 14 and 30. The Coalition under Malcolm Turnbull has now lost 14 consecutive Newspoll surveys to Labor. Famously, the current PM said the former PM had to be
26 May 2017
Fairfax Media And Liberal Party Face Same Survival Dilemma In A Changing World
Two great and venerable Australian institutions are facing profound challenges. Each is suffering from a combination of circumstances beyond their control as well as from their own mistakes. Each is confronted by a range of competitors eager to erode their once-assured market dominance. Each has a long and proud history embellished with significant achievement. Yet each has lived for too