Christian Porter’s anonymous money pot.
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
People aged 20-39, who were identified by the Doherty Institute modelling as super spreaders of COVID will be targeted for the one million Pfizer doses the Morrison government has purchased from Poland.
NSW needs to mandate masks outdoors, provide adequate financial support, set up a ‘ring of steel’, use rapid tests for essential workers, and ensure cases not in full isolation get to zero, among others.
Despite Premier Gladys Berejiklian declaring a state of emergency, her plea to divert extra vaccines to New South Wales have fallen on deaf ears.
Support for Scott Morrison and the government have slumped in Newspoll, in a major backlash against the botched vaccine rollout.
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Behind the vitriol over whether Sydney should be in lockdown is a window into how power operates in New South Wales.
The business support package to save the NSW economy gets it right on most counts.
The Morrison and Berejiklian governments have unveiled a support package for businesses and workers, as the lockdown in Sydney and surrounding areas is set to extend into and probably beyond its fourth week.
NSW sits on a knife edge, with the coming day to show whether it’s in for a nasty but brief pause on activity, like the recent Victorian lockdown, or something much more serious, writes Michelle Grattan
In the latest release of polls, the Morrison government also leads Albanese's Labor when it comes to economic management.
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Women’s leadership reached new heights this year, just as the Coalition’s gendered policy response to the pandemic set women back across the board.
Have our leaders been emboldened by their successes in responding to the pandemic and counting on this to defuse criticisms of their behaviours?
There is a renewed discussion about the role of News Corp in Australia. But so far, this is ignoring how the Murdoch press is particularly hostile towards female politicians.
School holiday activities in Experimenta: Make Sense, 2019.
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In a year when regional tourism has been hit so hard by bushfires and COVID-19, why is a crucial NSW regional arts body being cut?
Scott Morrison’s response to Christine Holgate’s evidence before Senate estimates has show the government can respond to integrity issues, if it wants to.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has had a trying week following her appearance before ICAC, with federal and state colleagues having to choose a side.
As disgraced MP Daryl Maguire gives evidence to ICAC, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s future appears ever shakier. She would hardly be the first to fall in the state’s sordid political history.
Scott Morrison has said NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian, has been “a tremendous premier”, and has his “absolute support”.
News of the NSW premier’s ‘close personal relationship’ with a former MP under investigation by ICAC is a hit to her hitherto squeaky clean public persona.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has admitted having a relationship with former MP Daryl Maguire, which she only ended recently, despite his being forced to quit state parliament in 2018.