ENG: The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party.
Founded a year after the 1943 federal election to replace the United Australia Party, the centre-right Liberal Party typically competes with the centre-left Australian Labor Party for political office. When in government it traditionally governs in a coalition with the National Party.
In federal politics, the Liberal Party is in opposition since losing the 2007 federal election, having held power since the 1996 election. At the state and territory level, the Liberals hold government only in one jurisdiction, a minority government in Western Australia.
Since the Liberal Party of Australia leadership election of 2009, the fourth federal leader of the party since December 2007 has been Tony Abbott, with Julie Bishop as ...
SOUTH Australian Liberal leader Isobel Redmond has today announced a long-awaited shadow cabinet reshuffle, elevating three first-term backbenchers to her frontbench.
Six weeks after the Labor government installed new Premier Jay Weatherill to replace the ousted Mike Rann, Ms Redmond has sought to refresh her front bench line up by elevating Steven Marshall, John Gardner and Dan van Holst Pellekaan, who came into parliament at last year's state election.
Upper House MP Jing Lee will take up a role as Parliamentary Secretary for small business and multicultural affairs.
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My own judgement is that Mr Turnbull's got no option, having made this extraordinary claim. Do the honourable thing, apologise and resign.Prime Minister Kevin RuddOpposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull has been left red-faced and facing calls for his resignation, with police who found the email at the centre of the OzCar affair now saying it's a fake.Australian Federal Police this afternoon revealed the email alleged to have been sent from Prime Ministerial adviser Andrew Charlton toTreasury official Godwin Grech is a fake, following a raid on Mr Grech's home and Treasury ...
Julia Gillard says states and territories had agreed on the new system. (AAP: Alan Porritt, file photo)
The stand off between the Federal Government and the Senate has claimed its first casualty.Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced that the bill to bring in uniform occupational health and safety laws around Australia will not proceed.Ms Gillard says the business community has been calling for decades to have the same the laws around the nation.She says all the states and territories had agreed on the structure of the new system.But Ms Gillard says she has pulled the pin because ...
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