Federal Liberals from Victoria are calling for a bloodless, orderly leadership transition reminiscent of the March 2013 switch of the state's Premier from Ted Baillieu to Denis Napthine.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott's fading hopes of retaining the prime ministership hinge on which of two unpalatable options his colleagues are prepared to gamble on in the coming days, weeks or possibly months.
Mark Kenny, chief political correspondent Tony Abbott's grip on the leadership has been dealt another blow with the revelation that voters across the country are abandoning the Coalition in droves, making a Queensland-style electoral rout in 2016 a genuine possibility.
James Massola and Latika Bourke Tony Abbott has called a crunch two day meeting of his federal cabinet as MPs question his future at PM.
James Massola Tony Abbott's leadershjp has suffered a series of devastating body blows, with a former cabinet minister colleague weighing a leadership tilt, Queensland state government counterparts suffering an electoral bloodbath and a disastrous new poll showing he trails 57-43 in the two party-preferred vote.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has a new title and it sure ain't a knighthood. He is now the Liberal Party's wrecking ball, leaving a trail of destruction across the nation.
David Wroe Many experts are arguing we should rethink our departure from Afghanistan.
Bevan Shields and James Massola A federal Liberal National MP has refused to say whether Tony Abbott should remain Prime Minister in the clearest sign yet the Queensland election massacre will trigger open warfare inside the Coalition.
Matthew Knott The government's plan to double the amount of prime-time ads on SBS is likely to depend on Senate crossbenchers' votes.
Jenna Price Rosie Batty has questioned the government's double standard undervaluing the roles axed workers play in front line community services. Jenna Price reports.