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The Politics

Gladys for Warringah?

In attempting to take down an independent MP, Morrison is helping pro-integrity candidates across the country

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Go figure

How did Labor end up with an emissions-reduction target of just 43 per cent?

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Tudge and go

Is Morrison’s standing down of Alan Tudge a sign that he’s listening to women or watching the polls?

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A law unto himself

Instead of tackling the pressing issues facing the nation, Morrison homes in on unnecessary laws

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Setting the standard

A new report calls for parliament to “set the standard” on safe and respectful workplaces, but the PM remains unconvincing

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An epic troll

Who is the government’s “anti-troll” law actually designed to protect?

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Archer becomes the target

Morrison yet again undermines a female MP, while publicly showing “support”

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A very broad church

Morrison’s decision to prioritise religious freedom over integrity sees yet another defection

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Moderate failings

With the right extracting another concession, why is it that Liberal “moderates” never play hardball?

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Chaos reigns

The Coalition avoided embarrassment on two key votes, but Question Time was a rabble

Mandated mayhem

The anti-vaccine elements on the right grow more emboldened by the day

Base instincts

The Coalition’s cynical game has produced the outcome many feared from the start

Mob whistling

With his depressingly predictable response, Morrison stands with the extremists

Let sleeping underdogs lie

The Opposition leader is pushing back against the PM’s lies, but it’s going to be a long election campaign

A gutful

The Coalition continues to court a dangerous demographic


The PM says the ABC is not “above scrutiny”, but his government seems to be