Abjorensen, Norman: The long Liberal split

Norman Abjorensen

The long Liberal split‘, Inside Story, 8 February 2017

Triggered by the departure of Senator Bernardi to become an independent conservative, this piece by a long-time Liberal watcher looks at a century of splits and dissension on the non-Labor side of politics. Abjorensen sums up the situation in 2017 thus:

The big threat from the far right, and from One Nation in particular, will test the qualities of Malcolm Turnbull and his key lieutenants – but the response will also define whether the party of Menzies will retain its democratic principles or capitulate to the insurgents of the lunar populist right.

Tony Walker in The Conversation on the same subject. And from Rob Hoffman in Inside Story.

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