Rachel Withers is the contributing editor of The Monthly Today.
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The standard you walk past
Ministerial standards breach or no, there is something deeply wrong with the government’s principles
The world is watching
The OECD recommends that Australia take action on climate change. Is our government listening?
Whatever it takes
Scott Morrison says we will spend whatever we have to on defence. Why doesn’t the same apply to climate change?
Christian Porter manages to keep one more thing secret in his quest to suppress everything about the allegations against him
Suffer the vulnerable
Governments are warning people to get jabbed or suffer the consequences, but how much do they care about those left behind?
Keeping up appearances
The Coalition fails to grasp how bad an impression its secrecy is leaving
Hunting for answers
If only the government’s definition of “effort” was a little broader when it came to sourcing vaccines
Doses of nope
When it came to vaccine procurement, was Greg really in the hunt?
Flights of fancy
Neither optics nor propriety can stop Scott Morrison doing what he wants
Talk is cheap
What exactly did the PM hope to achieve in taking the keynote speech at the National Summit on Women’s Safety?
Hurried Pfizer and the blusterer’s stone
Stones belatedly unturned by the man who didn’t order enough vaccines
The grim tweeter
Does Australia need to have a conversation about an acceptable national death toll?
Morrison softens, Cash threatens, Andrews relinquishes COVID-zero
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