Rachel Withers

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

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Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaking during Question Time at Parliament House today. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Image

Did Scotty know?


What did the prime minister know and when did he know it?

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaking at a press conference today

‘As a father…’


Isn’t it lucky the prime minister didn’t have sons?

Image of Labor MP Linda Burney referencing the Bringing Them Home report during a speech marking the 13th anniversary of Kevin Rudd’s national apology to the Stolen Generations.

Pause, unpause


Bipartisanship has well and truly come to an end

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison visiting CSL’s vaccine manufacturing facility in Melbourne today.

Confidence man


Public trust in the Morrison government is beginning to wear off

Image of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton

Another day, another disgrace


Today’s Coalition scandal is brought to you by Peter Dutton

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack during a Parliamentary church service.

Zero-sum game


The Nationals are not letting emissions go down without a fight

Accountable to no one


Shadow minister for government accountability Kristina Keneally calls for some

Image of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese launching Labor’s Pandemic Recovery Jobs and Industry Taskforce in Cairns

Small target, big cuts


On policy, Labor takes a conservative approach

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaking after today’s national cabinet meeting

It’s the constitution


Labor pushes federal responsibility