University of Canberra Professional Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Associate Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics
Morrison has started the campaign trail but with parliament back next week, two key pieces of legislation will be in the spotlight: the religious discrimination bill and a bill for the long-awaited integrity commission,
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The theatre of politics is neither a substitute for, nor the antithesis of, good policy: it is what makes winning government, and getting to implement good policy, possible.
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We can evaluate the plan’s sincerity through a lens of good practice policy making. So how does the government’s net-zero plan rate?
The ABC is at a critical point in its history. Yet another parliamentary inquiry into its processes is not as straightforward as it seems.
Since the French president accused the prime minister of lying, his trustworthiness has been increasingly under the media spotlight. If the tag sticks, it could wound him at next year’s poll.
Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg has triggered another fight between the government and the ABC by initiating a senate enquiry into the ABC’s complaints process
The prime minister’s approval ratings have suffered a slump in recent weeks - but at this stage that does not mean anything for next year’s election.
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Post Macron and Morrison, what exactly is diplomacy and why is it in decline?
The Morrison government’s great refusal to take action on climate may come back to haunt Australia when we seek the cooperation of other countries.
A new book tries to understand the prime minister’s performances, and the circumstances that have ensured his electoral success.
But the government will use the legislation for the fund to try to wedge Labor.
Anger has big advantages for a campaigning politician. Scott Morrison, the electoral strategist, knows this. Albanese needs to learn, and fast.
French President Emmanuel Macron has called Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison a liar on the world stage.
When Prime Minister Scott Morrison returns from the Glasgow climate summit, he must start a proper national conversation on net-zero.
National cabinet, like COAG before it, had early success that then dissolved into discord. It will survive the pandemic - but the question is whether it will be effective.
The Liberals and the Nationals need each other to stay in government. But climate policy gives us an insight into just how precarious – yet effective – that coalition can be.
Labor is not due to announce its full climate plan until after international climate talks in Glasgow.
It appears from recent polling that the more the deputy prime minister is in the spotlight, the worse the Coalition will perform.
Newspoll continues to show Labor ahead of the Coalition on a two-party preferred basis, but other polls, and the end of lockdowns on the east coast, may paint a different picture in the coming weeks.