Without O’Dwyer, Morrison’s challenge might get worse before it gets better

A woman will almost certainly be preselected to replace Kelly O’Dwyer in Higgins — even if a star male candidate emerges — but the party is so far behind that it simply cannot solve its “woman problem” at this election, writes Jane Norman.

Townsville LNP candidate apologises for 2012 social media tirade against Muslims

Phillip Thompson — a former soldier and the 2018 Queensland Young Australian of the Year — is running for one of the most marginal seats in the country, and says post-traumatic stress disorder was to blame for social media threats of violence against Muslims in 2012.

LNP president Gary Spence quits, blaming Queensland developer donations law

LNP President Gary Spence says Queensland's new law banning political donations from property developers has forced him to resign from his role with the party, with legal advice suggesting he could face possible jail time due to his background in urban development.

‘They are embarrassed to vote for us’: Federal Liberals speak out after election humiliation

The psychological impact of Saturday's devastating loss for the Liberals in Victoria means a number of MPs have decided they can no longer stay silent and Scott Morrison is under pressure to save the party from electoral death, writes Patricia Karvelas.