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Liberal party should forgo ‘entitled’ Kooyong voters, says their own state Liberal MP

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The voters of Kooyong in Melbourne’s east have been described as “loud, entitled and privileged” – by their own state Liberal MP. Victorian Liberal Tim Smith represents the state electorate of Kew, which overlaps the ...

Victorian MP booted from parliamentary Liberal party after praying for abortion to be banned

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Victorian rightwing MP Bernie Finn has been expelled from the state’s parliamentary Liberal team for posting on Facebook that abortion should be banned, even for survivors of rape. In a decision that resulted in Finn ...

Shut In review – Vincent Gallo returns for clueless poke at Hollywood’s ‘liberal bias’

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Donald Trump fan Vincent Gallo is out of acting retirement; he’s swapped his slippers for a syringe to play a seedy meth addict in this ropey survival thriller. It’s produced by conservative news website the Daily Wir...

Teal independents punish Liberal moderates for inaction on climate crisis and integrity commission

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The teal independents are on track to win at least five seats from the Liberals, punishing the party’s moderate wing for not securing strong enough action on the climate crisis or introducing a federal integrity commi...

‘Hello it’s John Howard calling’: former PM says Liberal party asked him to ‘campaign extensively’

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Australians might have been sitting down for dinner about 7pm on Monday, or tuning in to the news, but for those living in marginal seats there was a chance they were interrupted – by the former prime minister John Ho...

‘Liberal democracy in action’: world leaders congratulate Macron on French election win

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World leaders have congratulated France’s centrist President Emmanuel Macron on his re-election and the defeat of far-right leader Marine Le Pen in elections on Sunday. Macron’s win triggered relief among allies that ...

Slovenia election: liberal newcomer Robert Golob defeats populist PM

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Political newcomer liberal Robert Golob has defeated Slovenia’s three-time prime minister, populist conservative Janez Janša, in elections in a country split by bitter political divisions over the rule of law. Golob’s...

Scott Morrison faces Liberal mutiny over Warringah candidate Katherine Deves’ trans views

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Scott Morrison is facing a mutiny over the Liberal party’s controversial candidate in Warringah, Katherine Deves, with intensifying calls for her to be dumped because of “hurtful and divisive” comments about transgend...

Western Australian Liberal senator Ben Small resigns over dual citizenship

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Western Australian Liberal senator Ben Small has been forced to resign due to his New Zealand heritage, the latest victim of the section 44 constitutional requirements, but has pledged to stand again at the looming el...

Liberal candidates accused of ‘plagiarising’ South Australian Labor premier’s campaign ads

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Two Liberal party candidates for the forthcoming federal election have been accused of “plagiarising” ads from the recent successful state campaign of South Australia’s Labor premier, Peter Malinauskas. Assistant trea...

Court ruling on NSW Liberal preselections will end chaos but leave a bitter taste

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Scott Morrison’s captain’s picks for 13 New South Wales seats in the upcoming federal election have been confirmed as valid clearing the way for him to go to the governor general and call an election. The NSW court of...

Liberal federal executive intervenes to halt NSW preselections and take over state division

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The federal executive of the Liberal party has staged another dramatic intervention in the troubled NSW branch and will take over all remaining contested preselections in New South Wales. With the prime minister, Scot...

Sales of anti-Scott Morrison bin stickers surge after Liberal council threatens rubbish services

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Sales of stickers calling on voters to “bin” the prime minister have surged after the Liberal heavyweight Philip Ruddock’s Hornsby Shire Council threatened residents that garbage collection services may be suspended i...

‘Gone rogue’: Liberal Democrats staffer hijacks party email to send scathing message

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A staffer for the Liberal Democrats has “gone rogue” and sent a scathing message from the party’s official email account to more than 40,000 subscribers, alleging nepotism and misuse of donations, and claiming she was...

Liberal democracies must defend their values and show Putin that the west isn’t weak

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The haunting wail of air-raid sirens urging people to shelter underground. The howl of warplanes. The crump of artillery. The death rattle of tanks. Civilians who have never held a weapon arming themselves with a gun ...

Warren Entsch accused of failing to back Liberal MPs on religious discrimination amendments

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Warren Entsch has come under fire for abandoning an offer to help first-term Liberal MPs vote up religious discrimination bill amendments to protect LGBTQ+ students. A Liberal MP told Guardian Australia that Entsch ha...

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