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.
Malcolm Turnbull has been delivered a major rebuff and left embarrassed and potentially embattled, with bitter recriminations already breaking out in conservative ranks.
Malcolm Turnbull has described being prime minister as "the best fun I've ever had in my life" – but even if Australians vote to keep him as the country's leader, he will face major challenges, writes Michelle Grattan.
Labor is vulnerable on the issue of border protection but Malcolm Turnbull will also pay a price for this week's furore on refugees, writes Michelle Grattan.
The momentum for a July 2 double dissolution has accelerated with Malcolm Turnbull opening the way to bring the May 10 budget forward by a week.