The Liberal Party has a goal for women to make up half of the partyroom by 2025, but so far has endorsed just 15 female candidates in winnable Lower House seats for the 2019 poll.
After an excruciating two weeks, with a trouncing in Victoria, a Liberal defection, Malcolm Turnbull's provocations and an impasse with Labor, Scott Morrison retires to enjoy his first — and likely last — Christmas at Kirribilli, writes Michelle Grattan.
A backlash from energy and business lobby groups prompts the Federal Government to water down its plans to break up the big power companies.
The Prime Minister implements one of the biggest changes to Liberal Party processes in more than 70 years, but also all but ensures the leadership coup that earned him the nation's top job will be tough to repeat.
Scott Morrison summons Liberal Party MPs to an unscheduled meeting to pass changes that will make it harder to get rid of a sitting leader. A spill motion now needs two-thirds of the party's support to trigger a Liberal leadership change.
Controversial Liberal MP Craig Kelly's political career looks to be saved, with party officials in New South Wales set to defy Malcom Turnbull, overriding the preselection process to endorse all sitting federal MPs
The former prime minister urges his colleagues not to "capitulate" to threats from Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly, while also saying he planned to call a March 2 election before being ousted from the nation's top job.
A rebel Liberal MP says he "had no choice" but to cross the floor over debate on a contentious mining bill in South Australia's Parliament, leading to him being labelled as "destructive" and a "bloody fool".
The resignation of Julia Banks from the Government benches not only plunges the Morrison Government further into minority, it puts a giant spotlight onto its gender issue, writes Patricia Karvelas.
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.