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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

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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 Prime Minister Scott Morrison looking on as Treasurer Josh Frydenberg hands down his fourth budget in the House of Representatives. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

Temporary, targeted and irresponsible

The Coalition’s vote-buying budget is certainly targeted, but it’s far from responsible

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Trick or treat

What will voters make of the all-important pre-election budget?

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The cost of survival

Could anything in tomorrow’s pre-election budget save the Coalition?

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Tit for tat

Those calling Labor hypocrites over factional in-fighting have little interest in the safety of women

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Nine years too long

The government’s nine-year wait to accept New Zealand’s offer of refugee resettlement is yet another stain on Australia’s soul

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Go for woke

Why is Albanese so damn keen to distance himself from social justice issues?