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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...

Liberal party donor’s revenue from uncontested contracts for offshore processing rises to $1.5bn

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Canstruct International, the Brisbane company and Liberal party donor running Australia’s offshore processing regime on Nauru, has won another uncontested contract extension – $180m over six months – bringing its tota...

Voters in Sydney’s Liberal ‘heartland’ more worried about climate than Covid, polling suggests

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Voters in three Liberal-held federal seats in metropolitan Sydney remain worried about climate change despite the pressing frustrations and uncertainties associated with the Delta outbreak, according to new electorate...

‘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 James McGrath beats Amanda Stoker for top spot on Queensland Senate ticket

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Liberal senator James McGrath has won the coveted top spot on Queensland’s Senate ticket, beating the newly-appointed assistant minister Amanda Stoker. About 300 delegates from the Liberal National party’s state counc...

Liberal party faces up to 12 years in Western Australia wilderness after historic Labor landslide

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The Liberal party in Western Australia could face up to 12 years in opposition after a once-in-a-century wipeout that delivered Labor the biggest majority and the strongest two-party preferred result of any modern Aus...

‘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...

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 ...

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...

Former Liberal staffer on appeals tribunal quits consultancy role after potential conflict of interest

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A longtime former Liberal staffer on the administrative appeals tribunal (AAT) has quit his role as a consultant to a lobbying firm after Labor uncovered what it labelled a potential conflict of interest. Officials fr...

Andrew Peacock, former Liberal party leader and Australian foreign minister, dies aged 82

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Former federal Liberal party leader Andrew Peacock has died in the United States aged 82. Peacock was the leader of the Liberal party for two stints in the 1980s and led the Australian conservatives to defeat at the 1...

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...

On TikTok, liberal teens put makeup on to look rightwing (and vice versa)

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If you’re on TikTok, you’ll know Gen Z can tell if you’re a millennial from a side part and skinny jeans. Now, a new TikTok trend suggests teenagers on the app know someone’s political standing from the way they use e...

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...

Australia politics live news: Liberal senator accuses ABC of trying to ‘wokify the world’; Victoria records 1,196 Covid cases and three deaths

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Adam Bandt isolating pending Covid test; Labor to fight election on ‘things that matter to families’, Plibersek says; Jacqui Lambie had to change phone number after being bombarded with abuse; Victoria records 1,196 C...

Liberal staffer accused of raping Brittany Higgins not sacked until 10 days after leaving office

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The Liberal staffer alleged to have raped Brittany Higgins in 2019 did not have his employment terminated until 10 days after he left the office of then defence industry minister Linda Reynolds. The official terminati...

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