Rachel Withers

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

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Timing is everything


Will the federal election be brought forward?

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Safety in small numbers


Labor pledges billions for housing (and not much else)

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Back to the future


Will Labor find its spine on the stage-three tax cuts?

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Whose budget is this anyway?


Could the treasurer and shadow treasurer be in agreement?

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Spendathon or spinathon?


With an election looming, the Coalition seeks a political recovery

Budgets and borders


The government floods the media with pre-budget announcements

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Porter’s complaint


Christian Porter wants his defamation case to run on his terms

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Why wait?


The government’s travel-ban dance is a waste of precious time

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‘Nobody’s going to be jailed’


So long as they don’t come home, that is