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malcolm turnbull approves radical neg redesign in bid to prevent backbench revol




mr turnbull is under increasing pressure to rethink the energy policy amid growing talk of a threat to his leadership from home affairs minister peter dutton, who is said to be considering his options depending on the mood of liberal mps once the energy plan is put into place.the prime minister is i...



malcolm turnbull lauds us trip as 'very valuable'




washington dc: australian prime minister malcolm turnbull has declared his visit to washington dc a success after "frank and productive meetings" with us president donald trump, military leaders, business executives and more than 40 state governors.they gave mr trump and first lady melania rm will...



liberal mp contradicts turnbull on energy plan




the chairman of the coalition’s backbench energy committee has urged malcolm turnbull to give the party room more time to debate its energy plan, warning the government to “make sure” it encourages new investment in coal.the government is pushing the states and territories to sign up to its na...



turnbull government offered to exclude big banks from company tax cut for one na




prime minister malcolm turnbull said in march that carving out banks from the tax cut would create "problems of definition" while mr morrison has forcefully argued against the inefficiency of different tax rates for different sectors since he became treasurer.the expected demise of the tax policy ca...



turnbull hits back after nsw nationals leader calls on him to resign




the nsw deputy premier and leader of the state’s nationals party has slammed the leadership of the federal coalition, calling for malcolm turnbull to step down as prime minister nsw nationals leader john barilaro has called on prime minister malcolm turnbull to resign and make way for a new prime ...



it would take a 'miracle' to save malcolm turnbull




turnbull was on the brink again last week, and again this week, but once again abbott has frustrated him. it's an abbott-led revolt that has killed turnbull's proposed national energy guarantee.if the bill were to go to the house, abbott would have only a handful of coalition members with him in cro...



dutton reportedly urged to challenge turnbull's leadership




putting an effective cap on power prices is the key for malcolm turnbull to win party support for his national energy plan, but some conservatives want him gone.mr turnbull got his national energy guarantee proposal through the coalition party room on tuesday but he faced opposition from a small gro...



julie bishop, michael keenan move to head off backbench revolt over china extrad




foreign minister julie bishop and justice minister michael keenan have moved to quell a backbench revolt over a china-australia extradition treaty.fairfax media has been told that several mps have even discussed crossing the floor, if necessary, to sink the extradition treaty, which has been roun...



majority of coalition voters don't want turnbull replaced as leader: poll




backbench coalition mp george christensen had threatened to quit the party unless turnbull was axed, but a new poll suggests voters want an end to leadership instability a new fairfax-ipsos opinion poll shows 71 per cent of voters and 80 per cent of coalition voters think elected prime ministers sho...



majority of coalition voters don't want turnbull replaced as leader: poll




backbench coalition mp george christensen had threatened to quit the party unless turnbull was axed, but a new poll suggests voters want an end to leadership instability a new fairfax-ipsos opinion poll shows 71 per cent of voters and 80 per cent of coalition voters think elected prime ministers sho...



hard to see barnaby and tony sitting quietly on the back bench




of course there is a chance that when barnaby joyce is replaced as the nationals leader and deputy prime minister on monday he will return to the backbench to quietly serve the people of his seat and the interests of his party.this is what one would once have expected of a party leader, but it is no...



coalition voters overwhelming back malcolm turnbull over tony abbott: new poll




a new survey shows many more australians believe malcolm turnbull has better values and credentials to be prime minister than tony abbott.nearly half of all surveyed voters want the former prime minister to stop commenting on the government's performance, the newspoll survey for news corp reveals....



malcolm turnbull's comments about barnaby joyce are unwise




prime minister malcolm turnbull may come to regret his bold statement that barnaby joyce is "qualified to sit in the house and the high court will so hold". for an accomplished lawyer normally so careful about such matters, turnbull was insensitive to the role of the high court as the independent an...



abbott vows to stay around to help 'when' turnbull's leadership falls apart




tony abbott says he'll be around to "pick up the pieces" when malcolm turnbull's prime ministership ends. tony abbott has declared he'll be staying in politics as prime minister malcolm turnbull comes under pressure over party unity.mr abbott, who was rolled by mr turnbull two years ago, told an add...



turnbull hits back after nsw nationals leader calls on him to resign




the nsw deputy premier and leader of the state’s nationals party has slammed the leadership of the federal coalition, calling for malcolm turnbull to step down as prime minister key points: nsw nationals leader declares 'turnbull is the problem' turnbull says barilaro should call him to discuss ...



pm to declare in defiance of poll




prime minister malcolm turnbull will declare it is "business as usual" as he wrestles with a backbench revolt over energy policy and confronts the possibility of losing more polls than his predecessor tony abbott.mr turnbull on sunday night recorded his 30th consecutive newspoll loss – the same re...



turnbull backbench questions paris climate deal commitment if trump pulls out




the federal government expects united states president donald trump to walk away from the paris climate agreement, but prime minister malcolm turnbull and his senior ministers insist australia will not follow suit – despite pressure from the coalition backbench.rolf harris not guilty of indecent ...



turnbull backbench questions paris climate deal commitment if trump pulls out




the federal government expects united states president donald trump to walk away from the paris climate agreement, but prime minister malcolm turnbull and his senior ministers insist australia will not follow suit – despite pressure from the coalition backbench.rolf harris not guilty of indecent ...



turnbull, shorten spar over failed meeting to resolve dual-citizenship issue




labor leader bill shorten is not being fair dinkum when it comes to resolving the dual-citizenship debacle, malcolm turnbull has said. a meeting between the prime minister and opposition leader bill shorten on wednesday failed to find a solution to the problem, with both parties stressing the need t...



malcolm and lucy turnbull speak about their marriage to 60 minutes




prime minister malcolm turnbull and his wife lucy have sat down with 60 minutes to discuss politics, life and the secret to their successful marriage.the special, by reporter liz hayes, has been in negotiation since last december and the turnbulls did the interview earlier this year - before news ...



us must continue to be a leader, says malcolm turnbull




washington dc: malcolm turnbull has told the governors of more than 40 us states that america's leadership in the world is in the interest of both nations.the prime minister gave the keynote address at the national governors association gathering in washington dc on saturday, a day after meeting us ...



un security council approves 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in syria




new york: the united nations security council has unanimously called for a 30-day cease-fire in syria, with russia agreeing to the temporary hiatus only after forcing two days of delays that critics said allowed ally syrian president bashar al-assad to pursue a renewed bombing campaign blamed for h...



modelling points to an emissions intensity scheme after all




the turnbull government's preferred energy plan uses modelling in line with an emissions intensity scheme that it rejected while significant doubts remain over the application of its reliability rules, two factors that may stymie its acceptance by right-wing coalition mps and the states supposed to ...



turnbull says he won't be reshuffling cabinet




a reshuffle of cabinet to bring in more conservatives is unlikely to happen any time soon, with the prime minister indicating he's happy with his front bench. prime minister malcolm turnbull has indicated he is unlikely to bow to calls to reshuffle his cabinet to bring in more conservatives."my cabi...



defiant malcolm turnbull tells 'negative' leigh sales he will win next election




a defiant malcolm turnbull has insisted he will win the next election, while setting out a laundry list of his government's achievements during the nearly two years he has occupied the nation's top political job.