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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 MPs say super guarantee rise could be used to pay for aged care

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Liberal MPs have proposed setting aside the increase in the super guarantee from 10 to 12% to fund healthcare in later life and aged care, as a means to pay for royal commission recommendations without an income tax l...

Liberal Democrat win was all about nimbyism

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Andrew Rawnsley states that the Lib Dems won the Chesham and Amersham byelection as the voters in the constituency considered them to be a refreshing change from the incompetence and lies of Johnson (“Tories repelled ...

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...

Sexism, Scott Morrison and the Liberal party: where to next? – with Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy

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What will it take for Scott Morrison to grasp the moment and use his influence to create cultural change in the Liberal party and parliament? Gabrielle Jackson talks to Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy about the wee...

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...

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...

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...

North Shropshire byelection: Liberal Democrats win former safe Tory seat in blow to Johnson

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The Liberal Democrats have won a stunning victory in the North Shropshire byelection, taking what had previously been a safe Conservative seat by a margin of nearly 6,000 votes, and capping a disastrous few weeks for ...

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...

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...

Dining across the divide: ‘I thought she was going to be an over-the-top liberal’

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Occupation Student Voting record Labour in 2017; Brexit party in the European elections of 2019; Tory in the 2019 general election; Lib Dem in the most recent local elections Amuse bouche James is adamant that nothin...

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...

Walter Mondale, former US vice-president and celebrated liberal, dies aged 93

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Walter F Mondale, the former vice-president and liberal icon who lost to Ronald Reagan in one of the most lopsided presidential elections, has died at the age of 93. The death of the former senator, ambassador and Min...

Stephen Breyer to retire from supreme court, giving Biden chance to pick liberal judge

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Justice Stephen Breyer will retire from the supreme court, according to widespread media reporting on Wednesday, which, if confirmed by the court, will provide Joe Biden with the opportunity to fulfill a campaign pled...

‘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 ...