An inquiry by former High Court judge Virginia Bell finds the former prime minister’s conduct inexplicable by any reasonable measure.
In this podcast Michelle Grattan & politics + society editor Amanda Dunn canvass the final sitting weeks of parliament, the Victorian election and the report into Scott Morrison's appointment to multiple ministries.
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From partying in California to activism in Australia, Grace Tame refuses to be defined by past traumatic events. The voice of her memoir, writes Camilla Nelson, is irrepressible.
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Morrison’s religion and his government’s disastrous attempt to legislate a religious discrimination bill stirred up renewed public debate about the relationship between religion and politics.
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His approval ratings are in the basement, but the opposition leader’s first priority must be holding the Coalition together.
Bell will report to the prime minister by November 25.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Associate Professor of journalism Dr. Caroline Fisher talk about this week in politics.
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Trust is at the heart of a well-functioning cabinet. A cabinet cannot work if ministers do not respect the fundamentals.
Scott Morrison campaigning in Darwin, 17 May 2022.
What began as two journalists’ attempt to secure Scott Morrison’s reputation seems likely to tarnish his legacy forever. It’s an eye-watering own goal – and problematic journalism, in various ways.
Solicitor-General Stephen Donaghue has neatly summarised Scott Morrison’s political misdemeanour in having himself secretly appointed to all those ministries.
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In this podcast, politics editor Amanda Dunn and Michelle discuss the solicitor-general's advice on Scott Morrison's secret appointment to multiple ministries, which flouted "responsible government".
Scott Morrison’s action in having himself appointed secretly to multiple ministries was legal but breached “the principle of responsible government”, according to advice from the Solicitor-General, Stephen…
In the wake of Scott Morrison’s “secret ministries” scandal, the prime minister and the ALP have enjoyed a huge boost in support.
Barnaby Joyce was deputy prime minister when Morrison overruled Nationals resources minister Keith Pitt over the PEP-11 gas exploration off the NSW coast.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics
It’s not breaking news that Scott Morrison has trouble with women. His “woman problem” was one factor in his election defeat.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Crossbencher Helen Haines on Morrison and integrity.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Independent MP Helen Haines about a national integrity commission and Scott Morrison's secret appointment to five different ministries
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People who claim the law was not broken by the scandal are missing the point. It’s about the conventions and accountability that is embedded in the Westminster system.
One of the more bizarre things Scott Morrison said in his hour-long, sometimes combative, Wednesday news conference was that he’d had a “wonderful” conversation with Josh Frydenberg on Tuesday.
Legislation must be created to ensure that Scott Morrison’s secretive ministerial power grab never happens again