Rachel Withers is the contributing editor of The Monthly Today.
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Silence and speculation
Many conclusions may be drawn from the government’s lack of transparency
Plan of attack
The PM is playing a cheap game of politics, and the Labor premiers are letting him
Politicians across the country ask that we focus on their preferred figures
Trick or treat?
With NSW hospitals under increasing pressure, Berejiklian sticks with “additional freedoms” for the vaccinated
Scott Morrison is presenting a simplistic view of the “national plan”
All part of the plan
Will we ever see the Doherty Institute advice so central to Morrison’s reopening strategy?
Leaders argue over which of them is “deviating from the national plan”
Live with it
The NSW premier continues her push for us to live with her mistakes, while pretending she is leading the way
Small threats, from a small man, announcing a small number of evacuations
From a government that cares about nothing except optics
Afghanistan and Australia are worlds apart, despite some risible commentary
Open and shut case
State premiers – and the public – want to know what Berejiklian is planning for NSW reopening
The woman who failed Australia
NSW’s decision to abandon the national plan has implications for all of us
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