As well as her interviews with politicians and experts, Politics with Michelle Grattan now includes “Word from The Hill”, where she discusses the news with members of The Conversation politics team.
This week Michelle and Amanda Dunn discuss Scott Morrison’s Press Club performance, when he spoke about “resilience” and faced some difficult questioning.
Knowing how hostile many voters have become towards him, Morrison admitted that in retrospect he would have done some things differently. But the list was limited and, unsurprisingly, there was no “apology”.
He conceded that talking up too optimistically the prospect of a great summer had heightened people’s disappointment when it turned out to be anything but. He also regretted not putting the vaccine rollout under the military from the start – an admission the health bureaucracy hadn’t been up to the job.
Michelle and Amanda also canvass Morrison’s economic pitch, in which he held out the prospect of the unemployment rate having a “3” in front of it in the second half of this year.