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Liberals deny Tony Abbott's claim party is 'haemorrhaging members' amid preselection argument - ABC Online

The Liberal Party has strongly rejected Tony Abbott's claim it is "haemorrhaging members", as tensions rise over the former prime minister's push to change the way candidates are preselected. Key points: "We're haemorrhaging members in every state ...and more »

Thus Spake Mungo: Tony Abbott's alternate reality - Echonetdaily

If Tony Abbott was still playing his favourite sport of rugby union, he would now be sitting on the sideline nursing a yellow card. Actually, of course, he would have been expelled from the team long ago for consistent disloyalty and indiscipline, but ...and more »

Malcolm Turnbull commits to run and win as prime minister in 2019 election - The Guardian

Malcolm Turnbull has refused to enter into a bitter internal Liberal party feud, fuelled by Tony Abbott, and which Barnaby Joyce has described as an 'accursed soap opera'. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian. Malcolm Turnbull has committed to run ...and more »

Tony Abbott issues conservative call to arms at Liberal Party convention - ABC Online

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has urged his sympathisers in the New South Wales Liberals to wrestle back control of the party from powerbrokers. Key points: Abbott urges Liberal conservatives to "take our party back"; Says great thing about Liberal ...and more »

We don't want to let this continue: Michael Kroger - The Australian

Treasurer Scott Morrison and Liberal Party powerbroker Michael Kroger have called for the Coalition, and particularly Tony Abbott, to unite behind Malcolm Turnbull. Mr Kroger and Mr Morrison's comments came as Liberal frontbencher Arthur Sinodinos said ...and more »

The unapologetic Christopher Pyne apologised – what have we come to? - The Sydney Morning Herald

Change is ever afoot, of course, but in this past week something happened that was both unprecedented and enormous, those two words somehow too spindly and inadequate to convey the extent to which this particular event deeply, intimately rearranged the ...and more »

'Let's take our party back': Tony Abbott hits out at Liberal hierarchy - The Guardian

Tony Abbott at the Liberal party democratic reform event in Sydney on Saturday. Photograph: Brendan Esposito/AAP. Tony Abbott has launched an attack on the Liberal party's hierarchy in a speech that calls on conservative supporters to “take our party ...and more »

Malcolm Turnbull says he will be PM for 'very long time' in warning to critics - ABC Online

Malcolm Turnbull has declared he is going to be prime minister for a very long time, delivering a warning to his critics that he will not be forced out of his job. He has faced a week of internal tensions after a series of interviews and speeches from ...and more »

'There's a fight on': Tony Abbott launches latest criticism of Liberal leadership - The Sydney Morning Herald

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has warned the Liberal Party is "haemorrhaging members" and needs to change, calling for the party's membership to be "liberated" from factional powerbrokers. Play Video. Play. Mute. 0:00. /. 0:00. Loaded: 0%. Progress ...and more »

Tony Abbott's media strategy straight from John Howard playbook - The Australian

Tony Abbott appears to have thoroughly absorbed one lesson from his mentor John Howard: survival in the wilderness. His media strategy could be straight from the playbook of Howard. The media treatment of our leading politicians was emphasised last ...and more »