“In a provocative riposte to Turnbull, Abetz warns that 'the purge of the conservatives has diminished the voice of the rank and file in the Liberal Party'.”
Turnbull is fighting a rearguard action with conservatives who believe Abbott should return to cabinet, and maybe even the leadership.
“Abbott’s concept of danger and salvation made for strange priorities. His contempt for a televised talk show eclipsed his attention to economic atrophy.”
If anything existed to make sense of the past year, it was a stubborn refusal to accept realities – in politics, in sport, in life.
Letters, Poem & Editorial
Asserting nation’s rights
Hamish McDonald’s article (“Pipe dream”, November 28-December 4) confusingly conflates the maritime boundary dispute between Timor-Leste and Australia, our south coast Tasi Mane supply …
Cate Blanchett talks about her role in Carol and same-sex relationships in cinema.
Playsuit queen Alice McCall will be the first Australian designer to open a stand-alone boutique in China.
Late-bloomer Sam Groth on his best year in tennis yet.
Reviewers' picks from the year in print. Best New Talent, Guilty Pleasure, Most Overrated, Most Disappointing.
Moderately slow or walking pace.
(c) The Departed (Martin Scorsese).