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Quiet please

The PM would like both Christensen and the media to zip it

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Friends like these

Labor distances itself from the Greens, while the Coalition does little to condemn the actual radicals in its own ranks

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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

A gutful

The Coalition continues to court a dangerous demographic

Scrutineering

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