Rachel Withers is the contributing editor of The Monthly Today.
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A tale of two lockdowns
As some states lift restrictions, the NSW premier is keen to reject comparisons with Victoria
A dose of her own medicine
Berejiklian’s request for more Pfizer is galling, but it’s in the national interest to grant it
Lockdowns vs vaccines?
Morrison would like to dodge responsibility for NSW’s outbreak, but the solution is not an either/or choice
Spins and needles
The PM wants us to take responsibility for the vaccination choices he has left us with
The hardest word
Do Australians want an apology from Scott Morrison?
Three’s a crowd
With three capital cities in lockdown, a trio of major polls shows voters are holding the PM fundamentally responsible
Parks and declarations
The prime minister’s office finds itself uncomfortably close to inappropriately apportioned funding
Pride and precedents
The Morrison government has accepted the error of its ways, so why can’t Berejiklian?
The woman who failed to learn from the past, and the man who failed to plan for the future
The petty and the petulant
Is the Victorian government being “petulant” here, or is it right to gripe about double standards?
Too little too late?
The feds provide more support, but the delay has made this lockdown longer and more expensive
Kevin Rudd and the federal government fight for credit over next to nothing
Lies upon lies
The only thing ramping up is the shamelessness of the PM’s falsehoods
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