Rachel Withers

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



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Winners and losers

Today

Morrison tries to pass off his attempt to buy votes as a “win” for us

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The back of the back of the queue

Today

Young people have waited patiently through the government’s slow rollout, but it’s now killing them

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Carrot vs pork

Today

The government that loves buying Australians’ votes is deadset against paying them to get vaccinated

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Getting to 80

Today

We now have vaccination targets, but there’s no consensus over what must be done to reach them

27 reasons to wonder

Today

Another “win” for Porter in the case that he desperately didn’t want made public

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The ghost of Christmas past

Today

Morrison’s attempts at good tidings are little comfort to those who might be in lockdown until the end of the year

Pay as you go

Today

With Morrison, help is gradual and insufficient

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A tale of two lockdowns

Today

As some states lift restrictions, the NSW premier is keen to reject comparisons with Victoria

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Lockdowns vs vaccines?

Today

Morrison would like to dodge responsibility for NSW’s outbreak, but the solution is not an either/or choice