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Furious ‘youthquake’ may rock political foundations

Young Australians have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and they are understandably angry. But will they mobilise to deliver an electoral backlash?

David Crowe
David Crowe

Chief political correspondent

The PM’s apology that was not an apology

Scott Morrison’s press conference showed classic blame-shifting, something voters have seen time and again in this pandemic.

David Crowe
David Crowe

Chief political correspondent

Voters not sold on Morrison’s management of Omicron crisis

Crises can sometimes help political incumbents if they take command but it is looking increasingly likely the unexpected surge of Omicron is bad news for the Prime Minister.

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Students around the country will walk out of school and join their communities in over 50 locations across Australia to hold sit-down strikes outside politicians offices, in response to the bushfires tragically gripping the country. At the Sit-downs, participants will hear from those on the frontlines of the bushfires and climate crisis, fundraise for the Bushfire Appeal and demand that the Federal Government increase support to fight fires and take urgent climate action. 
Pictured is the Rally in Sydney outside the Liberal Party Offices in William St.
29th November 2019
Photo: Steven Siewert

Furious ‘youthquake’ may rock political foundations

Young Australians have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and they are understandably angry. But will they mobilise to deliver an electoral backlash?

  • by David Crowe
Katie Hopkins mocking the safety rules upon her arrival in Australia.
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Human Rights Commission investigates granting of visa to Katie Hopkins

The decision to grant a visa to British far-right commentator Katie Hopkins last year is under investigation by the Australian Human Rights Commission following a complaint by a Muslim advocacy group.

  • by Jenny Noyes

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