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How Australian public life has been diminished

Culture wars, climate wars and the bureaucratisation of writing have eroded the public sphere

Scott Morrison’s suburban development

On the creation of the prime minister’s daggy dad persona

The spin and secrecy threatening the Australian environment

How the government is failing on the environment by hiding critical science

The needle and the damage done

The federal government’s handling of the pandemic has been the worst public policy screw-up in Australian history

Fallow the leader

Is the electorate willing to give Scott Morrison time to do better?

Up the river

Hope is running dry in the Murray–Darling Basin

Dangerous precedents

Criminal law is not the only legal avenue to consider Christian Porter’s accountability and his future

Broken record

Why should we assume Morrison’s good faith, given his track record?

The holes in their story

The Morrison government’s cover-up is falling apart

The moral deadening

On the effects of Morrison’s shabby theatre and calculated evasions