Malcolm Turnbull

Australia’s Experiment in Restraining Executive Bonuses

The idea of incentivizing CEOs and senior executives seems reasonable to most people. Yet the large executive bonus is a relatively recent phenomenon. Executive pay grew more slowly than the average worker’s income during the 50s, 60s and part of the 70s. It was in the 1980s that the ratio of CEO …

Harvard Business Review

Goverment urged to clarify US refugee deal

The Turnbull government is being urged to clarify any promises it made to the United Nations as part of its deal to send refugees to the United …

Refugees

Half of Malcolm Turnbull's front bench use trusts of some kind

The Labor Party's clampdown on trusts is likely to hit hard on Coalition ministers, most of whom have a family or business trust, an analysis of the …

Liberal Party of Australia

Abbott’s warning on gay marriage

Dutton wants postal plebiscite on marriage1:01<p>Senior Liberal Peter Dutton has pushed the case for a postal plebiscite on the issue of same sex …

Equality

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.<p>Nearly half …

Australian News

Leaders learning to surf the waves of today's politics

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that good policy has been suffocated by a cacophony of self-interested voices lobbying furiously, …

Brisbane

Newspoll shows gains for Turnbull government and Labor party - Yahoo7

Yahoo7 News<p>The Turnbull government and Labor party have won back supporters from the minor parties, according to the latest Newspoll.<p>Close<p>Stop Video …

Liberal Party of Australia

Why would we want four-year fixed-term elections (and is this even going to happen anyway)?

Election date speculation has long been one of the favourite pastimes of Australia's political pundits, but Opposition Leader Bill Shorten wants that …

New South Wales

Making sense of a hectic few days in Australian politics | Sean Kelly

A lot has been happening, so consider the following a handy summary.<p><b>Liberal democrats</b><p>On the weekend, the NSW Liberal Party voted to give all its …

Liberal Party

Australia, US prepare for potential biosecurity attacks

Australia puts $27 million into strengthening a response to a national health emergency in case of a contagious disease outbreak or bioterrorist …

Australia

Doing a Scaramucci: Will this creepy salesman last as Trump's whipping boy?

Anthony Scaramucci has the well-oiled look of a fellow who would stuff banana skins into the transmission of an elderly car and sell it to you for a …

Donald Trump

Senior Turnbull ministers pour cold water on fixed four-year terms of Parliament

Senior ministers in the Turnbull government have poured cold water on Bill Shorten's proposal for fixed four-year terms, suggesting there is little …

Liberal Party of Australia

Abbott finally claims a win

Monday, July 24, 2017<p>Abbott finally claims a win<p>The NSW Liberal Party has passed the so-called “Warringah motion” giving party members a greater say …

Liberal Party

Victorious Abbott shifts his sights to clean energy

Fresh from his faction's resounding victory in the NSW Liberal Party over the weekend, an emboldened Tony Abbott has switched his focus to torpedoing …

Tony Abbott

Voters would back four-yearly polls: MPs (AAP)

Bill Shorten has resurrected the idea that federal government go to the polls every four years, to bring more stability to politics in Australia.

Bill Shorten

Scott Morrison rejects Labor claims of worsening inequality as Bill Shorten plans tax overhaul

• <b>Political Insider:</b> Sign up for our newsletter<p>The Turnbull government has denied inequality is worsening in Australia and dismissed Bill Shorten's …

Social Justice

Police Call Off Search For Australian Woman Missing In Canada

The RCMP has called off the search for Melbourne woman Sophie Dowsley, who went missing while hiking in British Columbia two weeks ago.<p>Dowsley, 34, …

Canadian News

Why the NSW Liberals' battle is about more than Turnbull v Abbott

Seeing the Warringah motion’s victory only through a leadership prism would ignore the party’s history and challenges<p>The Warringah motion, named for Tony Abbott’s electorate, has won with a strong majority.<p>In theory, it will deliver a vote for all New South Wales Liberal party members in their …

Tony Abbott

Shorten and Turnbull to talk on four-year terms

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has called for a pre-election agreement between government and opposition that whichever side wins will hold a …

Liberal Party of Australia

Tony Abbott's 'true democracy' Liberal Party reform motion passes, after voting glitch

Conservative Liberals in NSW have dealt a blow to the dominance of moderates, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, by endorsing reforms …

Tony Abbott

NSW Liberals vote for Abbott backed reforms

NSW Liberal party members have voted overwhelming in favour of a push by allies of former prime minister Tony Abbott to give all local members a vote …

Liberal Party

Turnbull government moves a step closer to export controls for gas producers

• <b>Political Insider</b>: Sign up for our newsletter<p>The Turnbull government is moving a step closer to slapping export restrictions on liquefied natural gas …

Oil

Not much seems to have changed for women in the public service

I loved reading the stories of the "Public Service Birds" but at the risk of sounding a cranky old woman, I have to disagree with Jenny Cockburn when …

Brisbane

Where have all the great orators gone?

Listening to the third press conference Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has held this week I found myself lamenting the loss of the rhetorical …

Margaret Thatcher

Turnbull labels coal opponents 'delusional'

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has mounted a defence of coal-powered electricity, saying those who think the resource doesn't have a future are …

Liberal Party of Australia

Australia Ships First Uranium to India for Testing, Bishop Says - Bloomberg

Australia has sent its first uranium shipment to India for testing purposes ahead of possible commercial sales to the nation, Foreign Minister Julie …

India

New Zealand declares state of emergency over severe storm

A state of emergency has been declared in the three New Zealand cities of Christchurch, Timaru Otago and Dunedin, where a severe storm has led to the …

New Zealand

Liberal Convention shaping up to be Turnbull v Abbot showdown

MALCOLM Turnbull says it’s essential for the future of the Liberal Party that more power is given to grassroots members.<p>The prime minister this …

Liberal Party

Big warning if you have mortgage

THE Prime Minister has issued a quiet warning to Australians investing in housing that they cannot continue to assume house prices will only go …

House Prices

Australia the latest country to have no idea how encryption works

Australia is the latest country to seek ways to access information passed between smartphones via encrypted apps, information that might be relevant …

Encryption