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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

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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

Taking credit?

Unjustified policies and a lack of transparency are making it all too easy for hustlers to claim credit

The emperor has no modelling

There is simply no way the government has a sound economic structure behind its half-baked climate plan

The man with a ‘Plan’

Listening to Morrison describe his net-zero “plan” was a deeply unsettling experience

Net-zero detail

The Nationals are so proud of the concessions they have won for the regions that they are unwilling to share them

How you finish the race

The PM is looking to the finish line, in more ways than one

Protecting Porter

Why does the government keep doing this?