The most important changes in Scott Morrison's limited reshuffle are centred on two vital and controversial issues that will severely test the government in coming months.
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When he ended 2019 amid literal and political smoke, it would have seemed inconceivable Scott Morrison could finish 2020 on a high. Or that he’d have reached there on the back of Australia’s worst downturn…
The government will inject a further $1 billion into aged care, most of it for home care packages, in Thursday's budget update.
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Once upon a time, a king ruled a land untroubled by much. But then, one hot and smoky summer, everything started to change ...
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
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Australia's policy-makers are pursuing a one-dimensional "stand up to Chinese bullying" approach — and it clearly isn't working.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon
In the moment, Scott Morrison's angry denunciation of the offensive Chinese tweet about alleged Australian war crimes seemed a reasonable response.
Have our leaders been emboldened by their successes in responding to the pandemic and counting on this to defuse criticisms of their behaviours?
Australia can't remake China into a completely different country. Instead, we need to see it as a challenge to be managed — not an enemy.
ADF Chief Angus Campbell has publicly retreated in the dispute over revoking the Meritorious Unit Citation for the Special Operations Task Group serving in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2013.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded China apologise for – and Twitter remove – a highly offensive tweet depicting an Australian soldier with a knife to the throat of a child.
Two-thirds of respondents in the last poll of the year said they were satisfied with Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s performance, a reflection of his handling of COVID-19.
In a major essay, senior Australian political correspondent Laura Tingle suggests her country could still learn from the New Zealand 'experiment'.
The revocation of citations for special forces units, in light of the Brereton inquiry, could land the government in hot water
Mathias Cormann's placement on the OECD would be a win for Australia – but already it could come at a cost
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison gave a carefully worded statement in response to questions of a prisoner swap. This kind of deal could bring criticism from Australia's allies.
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Scott Morrison has encouraged federal public servants to engage with their Chinese counterparts, saying these are important connections particularly given the tensions in the bilateral relationship.
Anthony Albanese has announced that the Labor party will hold its national conference “virtually”.
Scott Morrison has delivered a speech rejecting "binary choices" – China and America.