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Peter Dutton Will Not Solve The Existential Crisis Of The Liberal Party
22 August 2018

Peter Dutton Will Not Solve The Existential Crisis Of The Liberal Party

Tuesday’s Liberal leadership ballot settles nothing. Malcolm Turnbull’s victory margin of 48 votes to 35 practically guarantees another challenge to the Prime Minister, if not from Peter Dutton than from any number of contenders. Neither does yesterday’s vote settle the fundamental question the Liberal Party has been been grappling with since the retirement of John Howard and Peter Costello. For a decade the
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Budget 2018: What Have You Achieved?
9 May 2018

Budget 2018: What Have You Achieved?

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s budget speech opened with the remark ‘What have you achieved?’ to which the chamber responded with howling laughter. This was the fifth budget of the Coalition government and may very well prove the last before the Australian people hand power to Bill Shorten and Labor. This provides an opportune time to answer – what have they achieved? More
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Why The Liberal Party Is In So Much Trouble
20 April 2018

Why The Liberal Party Is In So Much Trouble

In the 1980s, the Labor Party implemented the Liberal Party’s policies.  Three decades later, policy has come full circle.  Today, the Liberal Party is implementing the Labor Party’s policies.  This is the truth at the heart of the divisions among federal Liberal MPs. In the 1980s, the ALP and Liberals supported the liberalisation of the Australian economy.  Today, the Liberals
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Andrew Bolt joins The Young IPA Podcast
12 December 2017

Andrew Bolt joins The Young IPA Podcast

Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt joined The Young IPA Podcast this week to talk about a range of topics. Here are some highlights. Why he spoke at Milo Yiannopoulos’ events. “I saw a clip of the Western Australian premier Mark McGowan saying ‘Milo Yiannopoulos isn’t welcome in Western Australia, we won’t extend any government building.’ And I thought ‘you bugger’
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The Marriage Row That The Liberal Church Can Never Get Over
8 December 2017

The Marriage Row That The Liberal Church Can Never Get Over

How broad is “broad” is the question confronting the federal Liberal Party. It’s the question the party has been avoiding for the decade since the departure from parliament of John Howard and Peter Costello. The debate currently engulfing the Liberals about how to accommodate religious freedom while legalising same-sex marriage is the most recent flashpoint of the emerging fissures in the
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Bank Regulation: Liberals Try To Prove They Hate Banks Even More Than Labor
27 October 2017

Bank Regulation: Liberals Try To Prove They Hate Banks Even More Than Labor

“Since when did a conservative government become more socialist than the ALP? What does a conservative government stand for if it wants to regulate the employment conditions of leaders in the private sector? I am desperately confused. Is all this for short-term political interests? This action certainly does not represent the values on which the Liberal Party was founded.” Jeff
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The Old Alliance Of Liberals And Business Has Turned Uneasy
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
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Why Should Conservatives Support Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals?
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
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Why The Libs Will Never GetUp!
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
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Fairfax Media And Liberal Party Face Same Survival Dilemma In A Changing World
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
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