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GetUp has been in the Coalition’s firing line for a number of years now, which is not surprising, given its lobbying efforts for left-wing causes. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Yes, GetUp fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political party – and is not beholden to one

GetUp is already subject to the same type of regulation as a political party. By challenging its links to left-wing parties, though, the Coalition is seeking to strip away its claim of independence.
Pacific leaders don’t want to talk about China’s rising influence – they want Scott Morrison to make a firm commitment to cut Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Can Scott Morrison deliver on climate change in Tuvalu – or is his Pacific ‘step up’ doomed?

It's becoming increasingly obvious that Australia's inability – or refusal – to take firmer action on climate change is undermining its entire 'Pacific step-up'.
The Morrison government is at risk of losing control of China policy at the most critical time in Australian history. AAP/EPA/Thomas Peter/pool

Morrison needs to take control of China policy - but leave room for dissent

Backbencher Andrew Hastie's recent opinion piece has caused ructions within the government, but Scott Morrison needs to articulate a clear policy on China that also allows for dissenting voices.
Beth Noveck and Rod Glover argue that to reverse the ‘creeping crisis’ faced by the public service, the government must train public servants to use creative problem-solving methods. Shutterstock

Politics with Michelle Grattan: on the ‘creeping crisis’ in the public service

On the ‘creeping crisis’ in the public service. The Conversation, CC BY28.8 MB (download)
A timely study of the public service, titled Today's problems, Yesterday's toolkit discusses the ‘creeping crisis’ of effectiveness and legitimacy the Australian public service is facing.
The Morrison government must have a plan for Australia’s involvement if the “peacekeeping” descends into hostility. AAP/Lukas Coch

As Australia looks to join a coalition in Iran, the risks are many

With the experience of hastily joining the US-lead invasion of Iraq in 2003 still fresh, the federal government must ensure it has a clear view of the limits of any new commitment.
Morrison has trouble keeping his backbenchers in line, as they rebel on issues like superannuation and Newstart. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Morrison finds some cats defy herding

This week, Morrison told his backbench to keep their opinions in line or internal, appointed a man he's personally close to as his new head of the Prime Minister's department, and put the public service in its place.
Jacinda Adern said the issue was having a ‘corrosive’ effect on Australia’s relationship with her country, and that Australia should not take the closeness of the relationship for granted. Julian Smith/AAP

No, Peter Dutton. Most deported Kiwis aren’t paedophiles and you’re hurting our relationship with NZ

Many people being deported have extensive family ties in Australia and have spent very little time in New Zealand.
Energy minister Angus Taylor was the target of Tuesday’s question time and given that he’s not a strong performer in the House, he floundered. Mick Tsikas/AAP

View from The Hill: Morrison cracks the whip

Morrison is keen to whip the backbench into line early, telling the backbench to be “mindful of what we took to the election and what we didn't take”.

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