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Porter’s complaint

Christian Porter wants his defamation case to run on his terms

Why wait?

The government’s travel-ban dance is a waste of precious time

‘Nobody’s going to be jailed’

So long as they don’t come home, that is

Morrison backs away

The PM muddies the water on the India travel ban

The blame game

Who is responsible for the government’s India travel sanctions?

The drums of culture war

Scott Morrison doesn’t miss a beat on identity politics

Hey, big spender

The government goes big, and saves small for later

A tale of two leaders

War games and statements from the heart

Flight plan

When one border closes, another one opens

Poll dancing

Morrison rebounds and Labor goes on the attack

He said, EU said

Strap in for a game of semantics with Scott Morrison

Head in the sand

The federal government keeps pretending nothing is wrong

April fools

Why did the government miss its vaccination target by so much?

The first ‘scalp’

How is it that only one MP has fallen?

The woman problem

The Coalition’s women don’t appear up to the task of fixing sexism in government

Trading places

Scott Morrison announces his women-focused cabinet reshuffle