“Is your leadership safe?” Scott Morrison was asked on Thursday. The Prime Minister’s leadership is quite safe, but that the question was put says volumes for how embattled he’s become in a few weeks.
Scott Morrison has been wounded by the revelation this week of an alleged rape in Parliament House. But the fear must be that Brittany Higgins has become a victim twice over – of the incident itself and the fallout these past days.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced today that following Mathias Cormann’s resignation, Cormann will be nominated as a candidate for secretary general at the OECD.
This is one more setback for Cormann, who has seen his reputation.
badly dented in the last few months.
It’s reasonable to take Cormann at his word about missing that the change hadn’t been processed. Even accepting this, however, the affair looks bad for Cormann, who failed the “Caesar’s wife” test.
Greg Hunt’s temperament is of the “street-angel, house-devil” type.
The voters are like sniffer dogs when it comes to character – if that hadn’t been the case Mark Latham might have won the 2004 election.
Cash accused Labor and the unions of “a stunt”.
Cash has been subpoenaed to appear in the AWU’s case against the ROC as well as to produce documents earlier. But she told a news conference she had instructed lawyers to have the subpoena set aside.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Cash’s frequent political tactic is to default to aggression.
Politicians may agree, at the level of generality, that their discourse should be more civil. Yet in practice, they simply refuse to change.
Australia’s new cabinet was sworn in after a reshuffle in December 2017 - but no minister for science.
Right now, for the second time since 1931, there is no minister directly responsible for science in Australia.
Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Michaelia Cash has refused to resign over misleading parliament, claiming she was unaware of one of her staffer’s actions.
Australia’s minimal legal and political regulation of ministerial advisers has led to an accountability deficit.
Michaelia Cash wrote a letter on Thursday asking the Registered Organisations Commission to refer the leak of the raids to the AFP.
The government’s obvious attempt to use the recently established Registered Organisations Commission for political purposes is an abuse of power.
Michaelia Cash told a Senate estimates hearing the tip-off was made without her knowledge.
A senior staffer of Employment Minister Michaelia Cash was forced to quit after tipping off the media about police raids on the Australian Workers Union’s offices.
ACTU secretary Sally McManus has pushed for MPs to pass a bill to stop the phasing in of penalty rate cuts.
The Fair Work Commission said reductions in rates were more significant in retail and pharmacy than in hospitality and fast food.
The government this week introduced a bill that aims to put a stop to secret agreements between employers and unions without the knowledge of union members.
Malcolm Turnbull and Michaelia Cash challenged Bill Shorten to support the government’s legislation.
The government has announced legislation to ban secret payments between employers and unions.
ACTU president Ged Kearney called on Malcolm Turnbull ‘to stand up for workers in this country, to actually change the laws to protect people’s pay’.
Hospitality, fast food, retail and pharmacy workers stand to lose thousands of dollars per year after the Fair Work Commission’s landmark decision to cut penalty rates on Sundays and public holidays.
Mitch Fifield and Mathias Cormann congratulate Employment Minister Michaelia Cash after the ABCC bill passed the Senate.
The Turnbull government has finally passed its signature legislation to restore a tough watchdog in the construction industry.
George Brandis, Michaelia Cash and Mitch Fifield during the registered organisations bill vote in the Senate on Monday.
The first part of the Coalition’s industrial relations reform is in place following a late-night Senate vote.
Employment Minister Michaelia Cash recognises the disadvantages faced by temporary migrant workers.
The taskforce must redesign Australia’s rather chaotic and unfair temporary labour migration program.