Liberal leadership challenge stalls as plotters forced to keep their distance

COVID-19 health restrictions that limit gatherings at Parliament House have thwarted a new plan to challenge Michael O’Brien for the state Liberal Party leadership.

‘I couldn’t go on living a double life’: why conservative Michael Yabsley came out at 64

Homosexuality was illegal and gay role models non-existent when Michael Yabsley was growing up, and it wasn’t until a health scare in 2019 that he embraced his true self. Now, […]

‘Too little too late’: Government’s political donations bill criticised from within

The NSW Government is being criticised from within its own ranks about a bill to help monitor suspicious donations to council candidates as being too little too late, with the […]

‘Back on your leash’: Philip Ruddock apologises to woman for ‘misogynistic remark’

Hornsby mayor and Liberal Party elder Philip Ruddock has apologised to a woman after telling her to “get back on your leash” during a council discussion about dog walking.

‘Do we need to involve Stokes?’: Meriton owner presses MPs to support Little Bay development

Eastern suburbs Liberal Party branches have lobbied Planning Minister Rob Stokes to push back to reject Meriton’s controversial proposal to build 1900 apartments at Little Bay.

Teena McQueen’s friendship with dominatrix Madame Lash revealed

Not only were the Liberal Party’s federal vice-president Teena McQueen and Gretel Pinniger, aka Madame Lash great mates, at one point McQueen was acting as Pinniger’s “adviser”.

‘Do you think anyone could gag me?’: Liberal Party silences its own vice-president

The Liberal Party has taken out a gag order against one of its most senior female executives, federal vice-president Teena McQueen, as the election cycle enters its critical phase.

Liberal Party officials told of complaints against staffer Frank Zumbo

NSW Liberal Party director Tony Nutt and secretary Chris Stone personally heard informal complaints in 2014 and 2017 about alleged inappropriate conduct by Frank Zumbo.

‘We tried it the other way’: Morrison and ministers push Liberals to adopt quotas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has acknowledged the Liberal Party’s refusal to adopt quotas was not working in its efforts to recruit more women into Parliament.