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Misplaced and frayed political loyalties took centre stage again this week as Malcolm Turnbull held dutifully to his under-siege Special Minister of State Mal Brough, while being blindsided by the defection of Ian Macfarlane, a longtime supporter, to the Nationals.

Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan examine the mercurial consequences of loyalty,...

Misplaced and frayed political loyalties took centre stage again this week as Malcolm Turnbull held dutifully to his under-siege Special Minister of State Mal Brough, while being blindsided by the defection of Ian Macfarlane, a longtime supporter, to the Nationals.

Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan examine the mercurial consequences of loyalty, noting Tony Abbott’s excessive fealty to Bronwyn Bishop and his chief-of-staff Peta Credlin and its inevitable cost.

The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.

Authors: The Conversation Contributor

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