The recent divisive round of Liberal preselections was no failure, argues former MP Mark Brindal - who explains why party hard-heads are too "savvy" to countenance an assault on Steven Marshall's leadership.
The Weatherill Government has rewritten the established tenets of democracy which hold ministers accountable for their departments, writes former Liberal minister Mark Brindal.
The state Liberal Party should re-visit attempts to formalise and strengthen its factions. The reward, writes former Liberal minister Mark Brindal, could be a decade of political domination.
A new outbreak of factional plotting within the South Australian Liberal Party needs to be stamped out quickly by the party's leadership or the consequences could be disastrous, writes former longstanding Liberal MP Mark Brindal.
Malcolm Turnbull's gamble, like David Cameron's before him, has opened the floodgates on a wave of anti-establishment sentiment. Former Liberal MP Mark Brindal considers the rise of the independents - and the future of the major parties.
After an election lead-up saturated with “fear campaigns, half-truths and innuendos”, Mark Brindal argues that it’s time to demand politicians meet the same standards of honesty they enforce on others.