Morrison has trouble keeping his backbenchers in line, as they rebel on issues like superannuation and Newstart.
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.
Previous head of Treasury, and one-time chief of staff for Scott Morrison has been appointed the new head of the prime minister’s department.
Scott Morrison has appointed his one-time chief of staff Phil Gaetjens head of the prime minister's department, replacing Martin Parkinson.
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.
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.
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”.
PNG’s foreign policy to be “friends to all and enemies to none”.
From a naval base development to asylum seekers on Manus Island, there were many things the two leaders had to discuss.
Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack. The next fortnight will revert to the usual combination of substantive legislation and the inevitable Question Time theatrics.
Rightly or wrongly, the Coalition views its election reprieve as a blunt rejection of Shorten’s big-spending, big taxing approach.
There will be a State Dinner in Scott Morrison’s honour when he visits Washington DC in September.
Michelle Grattan discusses the slower pace which has taken over Canberra - at least until next week when the action picks up with the new sitting week.
It’s now widely observed that Morrison and President Donald Trump have struck an early bromance.
While Morrison appears to have built a strong relationship with the idiosyncratic US president, there are several foreign policy challenges ahead.
Homeless Somalian refugees Rahma and Anisa sit on the bank of the Ciliwung River at night hoping to catch a cool breeze in Jakarta.
With Australia applying deterrence policies, Indonesia might have to step up to ensure protection for refugees transiting in the country.
Scott Morrison nominated “working with the crossbench” as a pathway to getting the promised tax cuts through.
Though the opposition is still refusing to state its final position on the government's $158 billion tax package, Scott Morrison is "very confident" the plan will be passed in its entirety.
As always, sideline diplomatic meetings dominated the G20, while multilateral cooperation was fleeting.
US President Donald Trump stole the show over the weekend with seeming breakthroughs on the China trade war and North Korea. Disaster has been averted, but for how long?
Scott Morrison faces the risks of the Folau saga becoming a divisive intrusion into what he wants to be a steady-as-she-goes style of government.
Scott Morrison won his ‘miracle’ election but what he does from now on will determine whether the Coalition can secure a fourth term.
Australians have more confidence in Chinese President Xi Jinping than US President Donald Trump.
Relentless coverage of China's political system, allegations of interference in Australia's politics, and its poor relations with neighbours have led to Australian attitudes towards China.
Morrison will walk a thin line between Australia’s major ally and its largest trading partner in a Wednesday address on the economic dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region.
In a major speech ahead of the G20, Prime Minister Scott Morrison commits to further enhancing Australia's relationship with China while maintaining its allyship with the United States.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will lay out economic policies “to get Australians off the economic sidelines and on the field again” on Monday.
In his first major domestic speech since the election, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will lay out economic policies "to get Australians off the economic sidelines and on the field again".
Senator Cory Bernardi, who defected from the Liberals and formed his Australian Conservatives party, will wind it up.
Bernardi said that at the election his Australian Conservative party polled “a tiny fraction of the votes” required. He said potential voters returned to supporting the Coalition under Morrison.
The most important reason for the Coalition’s victory was that Morrison was both liked and trusted by lower-educated voters, while Labor leader Bill Shorten was not.
According to election results, areas with low levels of tertiary education swung strongly to the Coalition in NSW and Queensland, helping propel Scott Morrison to victory.
Asylum seekers stare at media from behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre, 2014.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison can learn from the pitfalls that contributed to the downfall of the Rudd and Gillard governments.
This week’s media raids, including on the ABC, have given Scott Morrison an unwelcome debate about media freedom.
While Scott Morrison and other Liberals have been very concerned about protecting religious freedom, this week's raids have brought unwelcome questions about media freedom.
Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt with Prime Minister Scott Morrison after the Coalition swearing in at Government House in Canberra.
Geoff Crisp speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.