Scott Morrison is touring Queensland on the ‘Scomobile’ bus in a bid to retain marginal seats.
Katter is a politician who creates a fuss in search of a reaction. And what better time than when Morrison is heading north on a campaign journey through Queensland, making announcements as he goes?
In happier times: Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison are now in dispute about the purpose of Turnbull attending the Oceans conference on Australia’s behalf.
It has been another turbulent week in politics, this time capped off by a difference of opinion between the most recent former prime minister and the current one.
This week’s fallout from Turnbull’s Indonesian excursion has undermined Morrison on foreign policy – about which he gave his first major address on Thursday – and cast doubt on his personal credibility.
For years Turnbull had to endure the sniping of Abbott, the man he brought down. Now Turnbull is the sniper at the window, though Morrison didn't cause his fall (unless you buy the conspiracy
Anne Summers on #MeToo and women in politics.
Anne Summers is concerned about the slow progress in Australia in addressing sexual harassment and assault.
Children with access to books reach higher levels of education.
The Victorian opposition has pledged funding for "decodable readers" which focus only on sounds. But kids prefer to read rich texts.
After his Monday meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Turnbull made it clear how off-the-cuff the Morrison announcement looked – in contrast to his own administration’s policy.
An observer – or the Indonesians - might ask: would the real prime minister please stand up?
Satirist Jonathan Biggins on sending up the pollies.
Jonathan Biggins, who has been sending up politicians as part of the Wharf Revue for almost two decades, has some sharp words about social media and a warning on political correctness.
Both make you sneeze and give you a runny nose.
You can tell the difference by the colour of your snot.
Shorten also argues that Labor is better able than the.
Coalition to chime in with the Pacific countries’ concerns about
In a speech to the Lowy Institute on Monday, Shorten says Australia's Pacific neighbours want partners for infrastructure projects – “and as PM, I intend to make sure they look to Australia first.
Michelle Grattan speaks about the week in politics with Nick Klomp.
Morrison has made dealing with the impact of drought one of his.
priorities since becoming prime minister.
The fund is to provide support against future droughts, helping primary producers, non-government organisations and communities prepare for and respond to their impact.
Morrison and minister Angus Taylor announced, or rather re-announced,
their “big stick” measures to force power companies to lower prices,
including threatening to break up recalcitrants.
Scott Morrison, unless his prayers for a political miracle are answered, will go down as the fireman who arrived late armed only with leaky buckets to confront a building ablaze and collapsing.
Hanns’ arguments challenge the strong warnings from Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton about the danger of reviving the people.
smuggling trade if there is any relaxation of policy.
In a paper being sent to all federal MPs, Shaun Hanns argues that current policy is based on an unfounded belief that resettlement in Australia would lead to an out-of-control influx of boat arrivals.
The community environment clearly has a large influence on child development, but exactly which factors are most important?
Research has started to identify the key factors in creating communities that promote good early childhood development.
Saturday’s disaster in the Wentworth byelection, in which refugee policy was an issue, underlined the political necessity of making.
AAP Image/ Refugee Action Coalition
An interesting and notable point of detail about the “lifetime ban” legislation is that it would not apply to the refugee children.
Barnaby Joyce on facing the drought and rural women.
Some in the Nationals would like Barnaby Joyce back in the leadership before the election. Joyce says if the leadership were offered, he would be up for it - though he insists he is not canvassing.
As much as bringing Morrison new problems, Wentworth has put in lights the ones that were already there.
Morrison remains wedged between his Liberal right wing ideologues and mainstream voters. The right claims to speak for the “mainstream” on climate (and other things) but it doesn't.
Morrison reiterated the government’s intention to serve its full term.
While the government currently has pledges of confidence from some crossbenchers, they would be in a strong position to demand concessions in a hung parliament.
Independent Dr Kerryn Phelps has easily won the formerly blue-ribbon Liberal seat of Wentworth.
The trouncing in Wentworth will re-open fractures in the government, threatening more damaging in-fighting between the party's conservatives and moderates.
Michelle Grattan discusses the week in Australian politics with Nick Klomp.