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Damaged not destroyed: PM in trouble but could again land on his feet

Damaged not destroyed: PM in trouble but could again land on his feet

Morrison’s skill at triple backward somersaults could save him, unless it reaches the point where people no longer believe his smudging of fact and fiction.

  • by Niki Savva

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Porter’s elevation betrays PM’s chilling apathy towards survivors

Porter’s elevation betrays PM’s chilling apathy towards survivors

To see Christian Porter assume the role of leader of the House of Representatives is an insult to all survivors of sexual abuse.

  • by Grace Tame
Price of ‘living with COVID’ must be understood before it’s paid

Price of ‘living with COVID’ must be understood before it’s paid

The federal government now insists that the goal of zero-COVID be traded-in for a much less satisfactory future of “living alongside” the disease.

  • by Bill Bowtell
Albanese proving an elusive target for Coalition’s election playbook
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Albanese proving an elusive target for Coalition’s election playbook

Anthony Albanese must give voters good reason to overcome their innate caution about a Labor government, but Scott Morrison has to find a better way to undermine him.

  • by Sean Kelly
‘Failure to lead’: Albanese plans new approach for national cabinet

‘Failure to lead’: Albanese plans new approach for national cabinet

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has vowed to overhaul national cabinet to offer a more “cohesive” approach to the pandemic if he wins power, accusing Prime Minister Scott Morrison of showing favouritism between states when the country need unity.

  • by David Crowe
The world gives Australia a glimpse into its own COVID future: let’s not waste it

The world gives Australia a glimpse into its own COVID future: let’s not waste it

We have the benefit of others’ hindsight. We can’t afford not to make it our foresight.

  • by Parnell Palme McGuinness
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Premiers, your nation needs you when the PM’s positions keep mutating

Premiers, your nation needs you when the PM’s positions keep mutating

Gladys Berejiklian and Daniel Andrews saved the day in the first wave of coronavirus. We can’t afford them sideswiping while the Prime Minister is sidestepping.

  • by George Megalogenis
Our anger is focused on vaccination, but is it fed by a dangerous mythology?

Our anger is focused on vaccination, but is it fed by a dangerous mythology?

Public fury over the slow vaccine rollout presumes that fixing it will deliver us from our troubles, but what if it can’t?

  • by Waleed Aly
Labor hopeful withdraws candidacy after party’s tax change

Labor hopeful withdraws candidacy after party’s tax change

Per Capita executive director Emma Dawson announced her decision in a series of tweets on Tuesday evening that she would not contest the seat of Melbourne.

  • by Rob Harris
Lack of leadership creates a toehold for lockdown fury

Lack of leadership creates a toehold for lockdown fury

Failure to condemn outlandish and extreme views, particularly from politicians, can give succour to those in the community who are seeking a cause for their anger.

  • by Jenna Price
Federal Labor dumps negative gearing policy, backs tax cuts

Federal Labor dumps negative gearing policy, backs tax cuts

Labor went to both the 2016 and 2019 elections promising to halve the 50 per cent capital gains tax deduction and limit negative gearing to new properties only.

  • by Rob Harris