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Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaking at the West Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy at the Perth Convention Centre today. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

The art of the deal

As polls tighten, both parties have ruled out deals with the crossbench – a promise that may prove impossible to keep

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Liberal member for Bass Bridget Archer at a press conference today in Mowbray, Tasmania. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

Questions of integrity

How can moderate Liberals profess to want an integrity commission while asking voters to support a party that won’t deliver one?

Image of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese during a press conference in Melbourne today. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

The Politics

VoteSeeker

Attention turns to a Labor fail that actually matters

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison on day 2 of the 2022 federal election campaign, in northwest Sydney. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

The blight of his popularity

The PM desperately doesn’t want the election to be a referendum on his character, because it’s one he’d certainly lose

Composite image of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese (photo via Twitter) and Prime Minister Scott Morrison (photo © Mick Tsikas / AAP images)

The Politics

Questions and non-answers

Both leaders failed to answer questions on the first day of the campaign, but whose non-answer really matters?

Image of Environment Minister Sussan Ley speaking during Question Time in the House of Representatives last month. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

The Politics

Crumb maidens

The loyal women of the Liberal Party are willing to use “feminism” whenever and however it suits them

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison being confronted by a disability pensioner at the Edgeworth Tavern in Newcastle, New South Wales, last night. Image via Sky News

The Politics

The not-so-quiet Australians

Why should struggling Australians have to accost the PM in a pub to have their problems heard?

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison on ABC’s 7.30 last night. Image via ABC

The Politics

Bilge artist

Morrison’s claim that he is “standing up for women” is repugnant

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a press conference outside a petrol station in Sydney today. Image © Dan Himbrechts / AAP Images

The Politics

‘Unbelievable’

With allegations and counter allegations stacking up, it’s getting harder and harder to believe a word the PM says

Image of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese delivering his budget reply speech in the House of Representatives last night. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

The Politics

Beyond the ledger

The question isn’t how can we afford to provide elderly people with dignity, but how can we afford not to

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during Question Time today. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

The slap

Morrison’s casual sexism does little to help his rapidly re-emerging “women problem”

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during Question Time today. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

Mean boy?

The repeated reports of Morrison’s bullying behaviour reveal a disturbing pattern

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison looking on as Treasurer Josh Frydenberg hands down his fourth budget in the House of Representatives. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

Temporary, targeted and irresponsible

The Coalition’s vote-buying budget is certainly targeted, but it’s far from responsible

Image of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg outside the Treasury Department building in Canberra last week. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

The Politics

The cost of survival

Could anything in tomorrow’s pre-election budget save the Coalition?

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Western Australia earlier this month. Image © Richard Wainwright / AAP Images

The Politics

Tit for tat

Those calling Labor hypocrites over factional in-fighting have little interest in the safety of women