Australia was promised a world-class vaccine program. But instead of a rollout, we got an eekout.
As Scott Morrison gradually pivots his climate policy towards embracing a target of net zero emissions by 2050, he is seeking to distinguish the government from “inner city” types and political opponents who've been marching down that road for a long time.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Director of the Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis, Dr Lain Dare discuss the week in politics.
Christine Holgate's evidence before a senate inquiry on Tuesday delivered some wounding blows to Scott Morrison
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Afghanistan sharpened Australia's fighting capacity and capability. But we were still part of a spectacular failure of political and military leadership.
Matt Canavan on Holgate, Di Bartolomeo, and John Andersen.
Michelle Grattan discusses the National party and Christine Holgate's evidence before a senate inquiry with Senator Matt Canavan
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Australia will pull out its remaining 80 troops from Afghanistan by September, marking the end of its longest involvement in a war.
Scott Morrison has defended his intemperate language in parliament against Christine Holgate last year, saying he had to protect taxpayers' money and Labor was calling for her resignation.
Scott Morrison will hold twice-weekly meetings of the national cabinet for the “foreseeable future”, as the government battles to get its slow and problem-laden vaccine rollout back on course.
A wronged woman with a razor-sharp mind and meticulous records is a dangerous creature. Especially when delivering a counter punch to a prime minister who’d denounced her in the bully pulpit of parliament…
This year is a whole new ball game for pandemic politics. For a prime minister not accustomed to pressure, Scott Morrison is proving far less equipped.
Recent polls have shown a disparity between men and women's support for the prime minister in the wake of horrendous stories about the treatment of women. How can the data help us understand that?
This week's unwelcome medical advice about the AstraZeneca vaccine is the latest setback to the rollout and the Morrison government.
The vaccine rollout was thrown into fresh uncertainty on Thursday night after the government received medical advice against using the AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 50 because of the very small risk of blood clots.
Scott Morrison is inclined to underestimate tough women - and these tough women now present a serious political challenge
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After a string of disasters and scandals surrounding the Morrison government, Labor now has a chance to do what it has rarely done in modern Australian history: take government.
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Stephen Duckett on what’s wrong with the rollout.
Michelle Grattan discusses the vaccine rollout with Stephen Duckett.
Among modern Liberals it's patently heresy to ask how rushing to green light 11 proposed coal mines in the Hunter Valley helps the struggling coal industry.
When your back's against the wall, attack is not necessarily the best means of defence. With this in mind, the word from Scott Morrison to his ministers is, lay off the states.
The Brisbane lockdown was lifted, but the latest disruption, though limited, reinforced the importance of rolling out the vaccine as fast as possible.