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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

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Mandated mayhem

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

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Base instincts

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

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Mob whistling

With his depressingly predictable response, Morrison stands with the extremists

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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

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A gutful

The Coalition continues to court a dangerous demographic

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

Lies and emissions

More falsehoods foreshadow the PM’s release of the net-zero modelling

Desperate and deranged

The PM’s attacks on Labor are growing increasingly detached from reality

No ‘can do’

The government isn’t willing to do much to lower emissions, but it is willing to throw money at carbon capture and storage

The end of ending the weekend

Morrison’s rhetorical backflip on EVs is gobsmacking, even for him

Branching out

What a strange time for the Coalition to be pursuing an election strategy based on “trust”

Domestic ground

Scott Morrison prepares to go local