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Image of WA Premier Mark McGowan. Image © Richard Wainwright / AAP Images

The Politics

The gospel according to Mark

Is this the moment WA Premier Mark McGowan goes too far?

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a press conference at Parliament House yesterday. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

Forklifters and leaners

Morrison’s ludicrous suggestion that children be used to fill workforce shortages is his most desperate yet

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a press conference at Parliament House today. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

The backpacker solution

The government begs those it abandoned to help it out of a tight spot

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison following a national cabinet meeting last week. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

The Politics

Living with COVID

In its eagerness to “live with the virus”, did the government anticipate this many Australians dying from it?

Image of fans taking a selfie with a photo of tennis star Novak Djokovic ahead of first round matches at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Image © Hamish Blair / AP Photo

The Politics

‘Health and good order’

If Novak Djokovic is “a talisman of anti-vaccination sentiment”, what does that make George Christensen?

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a visit to Emu Plains in Western Sydney today. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

Neutral territory

Claims that Morrison has “neutralised” his Brittany Higgins problem are insulting

Image of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivering the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook today. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

The Politics

Sweet 16

A $16 billion mystery fund in the midyear budget reveals a government primed for election pork-barrelling

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison fronting a press conference in Brisbane today. Image © Russell Freeman / AAP Images

The Politics

It’s the rort that counts

Nothing can stop the government from pork-barrelling, except voting it out

Image of Health Minister Greg Hunt and Prime Minister Scott Morrison arriving at the Doherty Institute in Melbourne today. Image © Con Chronis / AAP Images

The Politics

Mistakes made and lives saved

Morrison admits mistakes were made in the handling of the pandemic. Is he gearing up to make some more?

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a press conference today. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

The Politics

Borders and budgets

The government talks up the nation’s economic and physical reopening, while never acknowledging its own role in the delay

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian in July 2021. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

Stunt woman

Real or contrived, Morrison’s “Gladys for Warringah” push showcased his lack of respect for integrity and women

Image of the member for Wentworth Dave Sharma Image © Joel Carrett / AAP Images

The Politics

Running scared

Dave Sharma and the “moderate” Liberals are starting to sweat over their independent challengers

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a visit to Penshurst Girls School in Sydney today. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

Quiet please

The PM would like both Christensen and the media to zip it

Composite image of Nationals MP George Christensen and Greens leader Adam Bandt (both images © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images)

The Politics

Friends like these

Labor distances itself from the Greens, while the Coalition does little to condemn the actual radicals in its own ranks

Image of former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian in September. Image © Dan Himbrechts / AAP Images

The Politics

Gladys for Warringah?

In attempting to take down an independent MP, Morrison is helping pro-integrity candidates across the country

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