The former Prime Minister is hurting the Turnbull government. He’s hurting it a lot, writes Ben Eltham. This week marked the first anniversary of the 2016 election – an election that Turnbull and the Coalition won. And yet, just one year into the Coalition’s second term, the anniversary is anything but happy. By rights, Turnbull [...]
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Today's leadership spill was a disaster for the Liberal Party, and the beginning of the end for Tony Abbott. Ben Eltham explains.
Tony Abbott once told Tony Windsor he would consider 'selling his arse' to be Prime Minister. Turns out it's Abbott's 'selling' that has come to back to bite him on the arse.
Banging the nationalist drum didn’t work for Tony Abbott. It won’t work for Malcolm Turnbull either, writes Ben Eltham. It was Samuel Johnson who first gave us the famous quote, “patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel”. John...
Education Minister Christopher Pyne has been humiliated over his Gonski backflip, with Tony Abbott coming in for damage control. Is this the turning point for Abbott's young government, asks Ben Eltham