Category: Liberal Party

NSW Treasurer Matt Kean Elected State’s Deputy Liberal Leader

Treasurer Matt Kean has been elected unopposed as New South Wales (NSW) deputy Liberal leader as the state’s parliament resumes sitting after the winter break. Government whip Nathaniel Smith announced on Tuesday Kean would take up the role. “With only one candidate stood for election, our new deputy leader … was elected unopposed,” Smith said….


Legislating Net-Zero by 2050 Unnecessary: Nationals Leader David Littleproud

Newly elected National Party leader David Littleproud has said while his party is committed to net-zero by 2050, implementing legislation around it is unnecessary. Speaking to ABC Radio National on Tuesday morning, Littleproud said that he doesn’t believe the federal government needs to tell Australians what to do. “Australians are doing this by themselves,” he…


‘The Liberal Party Has to Get Back to Being the Liberal Party’: Peter Dutton

The former defence minister and front runner for the Liberal Party leadership, Peter Dutton, has said the Party must be true to its heritage if it is to be successful in the future. This comes after the Liberal Party lost Saturday’s federal election to Labor and former prime minister Scott Morrison subsequently resigned as Liberal…


Australian Liberal Senator Says His Party Needs to Stop Their Leftist Experiment

In the wake of the Liberal Party’s election loss on Saturday, Liberal senator for South Australia, Alex Antic, has stated that his party needs to stop catering to the left side of politics and return to the centre-right, where the Liberal Party values lie. “And the reality is here that this is a centre-right conservative…


Australian Labor Party Commits to Manufacturing in Australia Again

If elected to government on Saturday, May 21, the Australian centre-left Labor Party has promised to invest $1 billion (US$689.5 million) in advanced manufacturing to have Australia produce more of its own goods again. This investment intends to rebuild the nation’s industrial base, creating new capabilities and opportunities for innovation in transport, defence, resources, agricultural…


Australian Opposition Promises to Partner with South Australia to Tackle Ambulance Ramping

The Australian Labor Party has promised to partner with the South Australian Labor government to expand Adelaide’s health capacity to tackle the city’s ambulance ramping crisis if elected in the upcoming May 21 federal election. Under the partnership, a $400 million (US$283 million) expansion of Flinders Medical Centre, with 160 new beds for the south…


Liberals Planning National Policy Convention for May of Next Year

OTTAWA—Liberals plan to gather for a national convention in Ottawa in the spring of next year. The Liberal Party of Canada says the convention, to take place in the national capital May 4−6, 2023, will also include some virtual participation. The meeting will feature policy discussions, keynote speakers, training and the election of the party’s…


Dissenting MPs Could Mean Liberal Caucus Is Preparing for a Leadership Ouster

Commentary Conservative politicians tend to break ranks and take stances contrary to their own party leadership quite regularly. Toward the end of Erin O’Toole’s tenure as the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, MPs within his own caucus were speaking out about his leadership constantly. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney can’t seem to make it…


We’re Used to Dissenting Tory MPs; When Liberals Dissent, We Need to Take Notice

Commentary Conservative politicians tend to break ranks and take stances contrary to their own party leadership quite regularly. Toward the end of Erin O’Toole’s tenure as the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, MPs within his own caucus were speaking out about his leadership constantly. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney can’t seem to make it…


Former Liberal Ministers Speak Out in Support of Liberal MP Who Criticized His Party’s COVID Policies

Former Liberal cabinet ministers previously expelled from caucus for expressing dissenting views have come out in support of Liberal MP Joël Lightbound, who recently criticized the position of his party on its COVID-19 policies, approach, and discourse. “Glimmers of democratic independence from MPs in Ottawa (Canada needs a wave of this),” said former minister of…