Malcolm Turnbull’s spectacular elevation of “Australian values” raises questions about his own values. In particular, has he once again forfeited his political integrity?
Whatever the arguments for the changes governing foreign skilled workers announced by Malcolm Turnbull, make no mistake – this is about an embattled government wanting to send a strong political message.
Malcolm Turnbull might have placated culture warriors in his party and the media, but the political cost could be enormous, writes Michelle Grattan.
Saturday’s Western Australian election will be decided overwhelmingly on state factors but its outcome will rumble into Canberra, writes Michelle Grattan.
The Nationals would be well placed to boost their influence in a Turnbull government, but much will depend on the savvy of Barnaby Joyce, writes Michelle Grattan.
Malcolm Turnbull has been delivered a major rebuff and left embarrassed and potentially embattled, with bitter recriminations already breaking out in conservative ranks.