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Image of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese speaking to the media in Sydney today. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

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Sunk cost

Was Labor’s modest deficit gap really worth two days of tantrums?

Image of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese leaves after speaking to the media during a press conference in Perth yesterday. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

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At what cost?

The press pack is laser focused on something voters don’t really care about

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Palmerston, near Darwin, today. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

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Alpha-beta soup

A toxic op-ed about Morrison being an “alpha male” fails to grasp why women are abandoning the Coalition

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison after the Liberal Party campaign launch in Brisbane yesterday. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

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The loosest unit

The Coalition doesn’t know how much its superannuation housing policy will raise prices, nor does it care

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the Beveridge Community Centre north of Melbourne today. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

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Bulldozer or bullduster?

Scott Morrison’s promise to change is his most sinister lie yet

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg at a press conference in Melbourne last week. Image © Joel Carrett / AAP Images

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Buried treasurer

With Morrison having sold out his treasurer, will Frydenberg turn on the PM to save himself?

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Warners Bay near Newcastle today. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

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Playing us for mugs

The PM’s claim – that a fair increase to the minimum wage will blow up the economy – is as illogical as it is cruel

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Yellow-bellied ‘moderates’

The Liberals demand to know who the independents would support, but refuse to explain what deals they have with Clive Palmer

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right) and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese during the second leaders’ debate last night. Image © Alex Ellinghausen / AAP Images

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Strongman politics

Last night’s atrocious leaders’ debate was an insult to Australian women

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Testing times

Journalists have convinced themselves that they are doing a public service in openly bullying a prime ministerial candidate

Image of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg during a press conference in Melbourne today. Image © Joel Carrett / AAP Images

A teal fight on their hands

Between the reignited climate wars and the ever-present culture wars, things are not looking good for the “moderate” Liberals

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Defence Minister Peter Dutton at a press conference in Queensland last week. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

War footling

Is this the moment the Coalition’s ill-founded status as “better on national security” comes unstuck?

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison looking through a F-18 Super Hornet engine at TAE Aerospace, near Ipswich, today. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

A narrow focus

What were the real issues that defined week two of the election campaign? (And no, it wasn’t Albanese getting COVID)

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during the first leaders’ debate of the 2022 federal election at the Gabba in Brisbane last night. Image © Jason Edwards / AAP Images

A blessing and a cause

Morrison’s gaffe about being “blessed” not to have disabled children should spark a more important debate about the NDIS

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a press conference after visiting Sage Automation in Adelaide today. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The ‘culture war’ election

The PM paints controversial candidate Katherine Deves as a victim of “cancel culture”

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 art of the deal

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