• Leonardo Puglisi

Scott Morrison suggests setting up a new progressive Liberal movement as the Coalition partner

It comes amid division within the Liberals about what direction they should take following their election loss.

A secret recording of a meeting of the WA Liberal Party has revealed why MPs believe they lost the federal election election.


According to the West Australian, Senator Dean Smith described the result in WA as “catastrophic” and said his party was “no longer representative of the WA community.”


The meeting reportedly had a vetted guest list, a ban on note-taking, a request for phones ro be switched off and a ban discussion about individual personalities in an attempt to prevent leaks.


Andrew Hastie also said that “we absolutely have to be unified as a party."


“My leader, Peter Dutton, said we are not the moderate party or the conservative party. We are the Liberal Party.”

Now it’s been reported that there could be a shake-up within the Coalition.


As reported in The Australian, former Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apparently expressed an idea to some of his confidants about a possible strategy to deal with the independents in future elections: establish the Liberal-National Party brand - which currently only exists in Queensland - Australia-wide, as the main conservative political movement.


The report says that instead of the Nationals being the Coalition partner, Morrison ­suggested setting up a new ­progressive Liberal movement which may run a different brand in the inner-city seats - ones that have gone to Labor, the Greens & teal independents.


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