Rachel Withers

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



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Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaking during Question Time. Image via ABC News

Crood messaging

Today

Scott Morrison is presenting a simplistic view of the “national plan”

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Question Time today. Image via ABC News

All part of the plan

Today

Will we ever see the Doherty Institute advice so central to Morrison’s reopening strategy?

Image of ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr. Image via ABC News

Premier division

Today

Leaders argue over which of them is “deviating from the national plan”

Image of NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Image via ABC News

Live with it

Today

The NSW premier continues her push for us to live with her mistakes, while pretending she is leading the way

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

Small talk

Today

Small threats, from a small man, announcing a small number of evacuations

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

Empty words

Today

From a government that cares about nothing except optics

No comparison

Today

Afghanistan and Australia are worlds apart, despite some risible commentary

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian arrives to speak at a press conference in Sydney, August 13, 2021

Open and shut case

Politics

State premiers – and the public – want to know what Berejiklian is planning for NSW reopening

Image of AFR magazine cover featuring NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, with text reading “The woman who saved Australia” (and “saved” crossed out)

The woman who failed Australia

Today

NSW’s decision to abandon the national plan has implications for all of us