In 2011, the NSW Liberal National Party (LNP) formed government after a landslide victory, winning a huge majority in parliament. But problems soon followed, due to Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s plummeting approval ratings, and several NSW Liberals being found guilty of corruption in a massive ICAC inquiry. The latest Galaxy.
The Liberals’ revised higher education changes bill has been blocked by the Senate, just hours after Education Minister Christopher Pyne vowed never to give up on university reform. Last night, Christopher Pyne and the Liberal government faced another bitter defeat. The government’s higher education change bill was again blocked in.
Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party will begin a fourth term following the Israeli election. Netanyahu called the early elections late last year, in the hopes of forming a more stable coalition. This outcome is in stark contrast to opinion polls released before the weekend, which indicated the victory would.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has received an overwhelming amount of criticism on twitter overnight as a result of his statements on Wednesday. His comments, which linked the $1 billion tsunami aid to the Australian clemency campaign for Bali Nine duo Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan prompted an Indonesian social media campaign..
It has been reported by The Australian that Tony Abbott requested advice on November 25th 2014 about a unilateral mission to Iraq in order to combat the Islamic State. The goal was to send 3500 soldiers in order to fight, and when suggested to military planners, they were shocked that Abbott would.
Early this morning it was decided that Prime Minister Tony Abbott would keep his job after Western Australian Liberal backbencher MP Luke Simpkins called for a spill motion on Friday afternoon. The party meeting, which would not only decide Tony Abbott’s fate, but Deputy Prime Minister Julie Bishop’s too, lasted.
This afternoon, Western Australian backbench MP Luke Simpkins announced via email that he would move a spill motion against Tony Abbott’s leadership, and that he would be seconded by fellow WA backbencher Don Randall. What is the social media reaction to #libspill? @mattcargill has the latest in #auspol on #NX.