The Liberal Party of Australia is one of the two major Australian political parties. Founded in 1945 to replace the United Australia Party (UAP) and its predecessors, the centre-right Liberal Party competes with the centre-left Labor Party. Federally, the Liberal Party runs in a Coalition with the National Party, the Northern Territory Country Liberal Party, and Queensland Liberal branch the Liberal National Party. Except for a few short periods, the Liberal Party and its predecessors have operated in similar coalitions since the 1920s.
In Australia, the term Liberalism refers to centre-right economic liberalism. Party ideology has therefore been referred to as Liberalism, distinct from its meaning in some countries, but also as conservatism, which features strongly in party ...
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 ...
Nothing liberal about it - The Australian The Canberra TimesNothing liberal about itThe AustralianSuggesting the NSW Liberal Party democratise the preselection process hardly seems radical, given that every state division of the Liberal Party across Australia has some form of plebiscite system to choose parliamentary candidates. All except NSW.NSW Opposition calls for audit of lobbying firm First StateABC LocalHazards of political overlapThe Canberra Timesvšech 4 zpravodajských článků »
Legislation to repeal the Carbon Tax: Tony Abbott and Greg Hunt Legislation to repeal the Carbon Tax: Tony Abbott and Greg Hunt
http://www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2013/10/15/legislation-repeal-carbon-tax Today, the Government releases the carbon tax repeal bills for public consider...
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Downer elected SA Liberal party president - The Australian Downer elected SA Liberal party presidentThe AustralianHis appointment was confirmed at the party's annual meeting in Adelaide on Saturday. Mr Downer said the challenge for the party was to ensure the election of a Liberal government in South Australia in March next year. "In the last few months this party ...