Rachel Withers

Rachel Withers
Rachel Withers is the contributing editor of The Monthly Today.



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Composite image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison (source: ABC News) and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (source: ABC News)

Suffer the vulnerable

Today

Governments are warning people to get jabbed or suffer the consequences, but how much do they care about those left behind?

Composite image showing (from left): NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (image via Facebook), Prime Minister Scott Morrison (image via Facebook), Health Minister Greg Hunt (Image © Luis Ascui / AAP Image)

Keeping up appearances

Today

The Coalition fails to grasp how bad an impression its secrecy is leaving

Image of Health Minister Greg Hunt on Sunrise this morning. Image via Twitter

Hunting for answers

Today

If only the government’s definition of “effort” was a little broader when it came to sourcing vaccines

Image of Health Minister Greg Hunt. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Image

Doses of nope

Today

When it came to vaccine procurement, was Greg really in the hunt?

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and family holding a white dove, in an image Morrison shared on social media for Father’s Day. Image via Facebook

Flights of fancy

Today

Neither optics nor propriety can stop Scott Morrison doing what he wants

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaking at the National Summit on Women’s Safety. Image via ABC News

Talk is cheap

Today

What exactly did the PM hope to achieve in taking the keynote speech at the National Summit on Women’s Safety?

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaking at a press conference today. Image via ABC News

Hurried Pfizer and the blusterer’s stone

Today

Stones belatedly unturned by the man who didn’t order enough vaccines

Image of Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaking in Queensland Parliament yesterday. Image via Facebook

The grim tweeter

Today

Does Australia need to have a conversation about an acceptable national death toll?

Triptych image from left: Attorney-General Michaelia Cash (image via Facebook), Prime Minister Scott Morrison (image via Facebook), and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (image via ABC News)

Tonal variants

Today

Morrison softens, Cash threatens, Andrews relinquishes COVID-zero

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