The Liberal preselectors of Wentworth have selected Dave Sharma, even though Prime Minister Scott Morrison wanted a female candidate, capping a chaotic week for the Federal Government.
Anthony Albanese’s backers – who include members of a divided NSW right faction – are confident the “anti-coup” protections Kevin Rudd put in place can be swept aside if the numbers are there for change.
The Federal Government is looking desperate in its public bashing of energy company AGL, writes Michelle Grattan.
The government has lost further ground in Newspoll, now trailing Labor 46-54% in two-party terms, in the wake of the crisis over citizenship.
Let’s get one point straight. The crisis around Barnaby Joyce has been caused by one simple oversight by one person. Joyce was careless in not properly checking whether he complied with the citizenship requirement of the Australian Constitution.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has had a big win in his push to reform the NSW Liberal Party, while another Newspoll shows federal Labor holding a solid lead.