Tony Abbott

Ruddslide issues make comeback: Swan

Former federal treasurer Wayne Swan says issues that led to Labor's 2007 election defeat of John Howard's government still echo today.

Malcolm Turnbull

Same-sex marriage and the 'A' students

<i>Tony Abbott, Eric Abetz, Kevin Andrews et al play 'weddings'.</i><p><b>Roll call for Grade 4 — in a typical classroom, in a typical Australian primary</b> …

Scott Morrison

If the government wants to cut taxes, it should be like Labor or Tony Abbott

While insisting that Labor is the party of higher taxes, the government plans to hike taxes far above the levels even of Tony Abbott's government, …

Julia Gillard

Aux bien pensants

Dat’s a nice bottom<p>With so many stories about sexual harassment, I should reveal my experience decades ago. Looking up a phone number in the faculty office, I felt a hand caressing my body, with a husky foreign voice saying ‘Dat’s a nice bottom!’ It was Ingrid, the statuesque Swedish temporary …

Malcolm Turnbull

Ten years of bad Australian government

Friday marks 10 years since the Rudd government was elected. It's 10 years to the day since Australia last had good government.<p>On 24 November 2007, …

Julia Gillard

Government responds to Abbott’s euthanasia cheerleading

The government says it expects Victorians will embrace groundbreaking new euthanasia laws once adopted, despite federal cheerleading for a …

Liberal Party of Australia

Tony Abbott’s father passes away

Liberal Party of Australia

Tony Abbott's father dies aged 93

Former prime minister Tony Abbott's father has died, days after suffering a suspected stroke.<p>Richard Abbott, 93, had been in Sydney Adventist …

Liberal Party of Australia

'Final step away': Victoria on the verge of legalising voluntary assisted dying

Victoria is set to make voluntary assisted dying legal. It would be the first Australian state to approve the right of terminally ill people to call …

Liberal Party of Australia

Abbott slams assisted dying laws

Tony Abbott has slammed the pending legalisation of voluntary assisted dying in Victoria as a 'dreadful moral watershed' in Australia's history.<p>The …

Liberal Party of Australia

Ex-PM Tony Abbott discusses wedding plans with newly engaged daughter

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his newly engaged daughter Frances poked fun at the reaction of her news of engagement has caused.<p>Frances, 26, …

Liberal Party of Australia

Borat offers to pay Czech tourists mankini fines

Abbott slams move to legalise assisted dying as 'dreadful' as father lay ill<p>Former PM Tony Abbott has labelled Victoria's move to legalise assisted …

Gabby Douglas

Hello tax cuts, goodbye budget surplus

by Chris Richardson<p>Tax cuts got flagged by the Prime Minister on Monday night, but I'm not cheering.<p>After all, the Australian economy doesn't need …

Economics

Burst your bubble Australia: sour grapes on the right after yes majority

The Australian right has used the no vote in parts of western Sydney for a simplistic reading of the result<p>After shouting about threats to religious freedom for months, in the last few days conservative pundits and bloggers have trained their sights on a particular religion: Islam. Had the survey …

Opinion

Twitter is barbecuing Tony Abbott after his response to his daughter's engagement

Liberal Party of Australia

Turnbull under pressure over cancelled sitting week amid tax skirmish

Bill Shorten, Adam Bandt, Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie and Rebekha Sharkie ask PM to let parliament sit next week<p>Labor and the majority of lower house crossbenchers are maintaining political pressure on the Turnbull government over the abrupt cancellation of a parliamentary sitting week, as one …

Nick Xenophon Team

Teenager charged after Sydney mural of George Michael defaced again

Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with graffiti after a controversial mural in Newtown was defaced with homophobic messages and crucifixes in …

Street Art

Part of the job: Scott Marsh not taking backlash against his controversial murals personally

After a week of vandalism against his street artworks, Sydney artist Scott Marsh has said attempts to deface his murals are disappointing but simply …

Street Art

Ramsay centre launch for Western civilisation

Prominent political rivals John Howard and Kim Beazley have come together to help launch a spirited defence of Western civilisation, which they …

Liberal Party of Australia

Treat tax cuts with the cynicism they deserve

Don't hold your breath battlers. The prospect of meaningful income tax relief is a chimera.<p>For one, seriously unwinding bracket creep - or the …

Economics

'He is now irrelevant': Does Tony Abbott's defeat on marriage mark his final decline in Canberra?

"It was a wake-up call to the ideologues," said one, arguing the party had been in thrall to moral "straighteners" despite a more liberal public mood.<p>…

Brisbane

Same-sex marriage: How Australia’s ‘silent’ majority found its voice

Social conservatism, as an international political movement, may have just scored one of its greatest-ever own goals.<p>Here in Australia — like in many parts of the world — social conservatives have long argued that they speak for the silent majority, for people silenced by “political correctness.” …

Opinion

Wedding bells for Abbott’s daughter

MARRIAGE equality campaigner Frances Abbott has celebrated the success of the yes campaign by getting engaged to her boyfriend of two weeks.<p>The …

Weddings

RUSH HOUR: What’s wrong with Superman’s lip?

Justice League review1:10<p>Leigh Paatsch reviews Justice League<p>5 days ago<p>/display/heraldsun.com.au/Web/HeraldSun/HS State News and Galleries/<p>Ally …

Henry Cavill

Man Arrested For Destruction Of George Michael Mural

music > News<p>Man Arrested For Destruction Of George Michael Mural<p>Image via Instagram<p>A man has been arrested for the destruction of a mural of singer …

Liberal Party of Australia

Positive messages added to vandalised George Michael mural

A 23-year-old man has been charged with the vandalism after being caught on film covering the mural with black paint.The post Positive messages added …

Street Art

Sydney mayor hits out at mural vigilantes

November 20, 2017 3:56PM<p>A Sydney mayor has accused Christian activists of "vandalism and intimidation" after two provocative murals were painted over …

Homophobia

An investment app made out of frustration with the Abbott government is now available for anyone to use

Tony Abbott. (Source: ABC)<p>An Australian app that helps everyday people invest their money into socially responsible companies has launched publicly …

Liberal Party of Australia

Same-sex marriage: this is the Liberal Party I joined

I'm surprised how many in the media think it is unusual that the Liberal Party will be responsible for delivering one of the biggest social reforms …

Liberal Party

Labor plans further blow to Treasury power

It's a process that's gone on for so long few people have noticed it: the waning influence of the once-mighty federal Treasury.<p>There was a time, 40 …

Economy