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University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
Biosecurity and public health laws have given federal and state governments enormous powers to battle coronavirus. If we're not careful, though, some powers could remain long after the pandemic.
The federal government, has announced the cap on stranded Australians returning internationally, will be expanded from about 4,000 up to 6,000
Daniel Andrews has released his 'ultra-cautious' roadmap, with a view to a 'normal Christmas'.
The much-heralded success of the national cabinet is more related to the extraordinary circumstance in which it operates than its revolutionary design.
Scott Morrison has further ramped up his pressure on states to relax border restrictions by declaring “there will be a Commonwealth definition of a hotspot – come rain, hail or shine”.
A federal cabinet minister has lashed out with an extraordinary attack on premiers, declaring Friday's national cabinet meeting “has become a flashpoint for the future of Australia's federation”.
two leading economists on Australia’s post-COVID economy.
Michelle Grattan discusses the economic future of Australia post-COVID with economists Richard Holden and Warwick McKibbin
Scott Morrison, known for his pragmatism, is forging the institutions around him to meet this style.
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Now the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has been scrapped, there's a real chance for health to remain on the national agenda. But let's not repeat mistakes of the past.
Scott Morrison will support a reform process which will establish the national cabinet permanantly
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In political terms, Palaszczuk is on risky ground whatever she does; depriving the economy through continued border closure, or risking a serious outbreak.
Michelle Grattan talks with Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher (remotely) about the week in politics.
Scott Morrison has announced that Australian's now need to flatten the unemployment curve, in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will warn against the danger of a protectionist push in Australia as a result of the virus crisis, in a Tuesday speech that also stresses it is vital to get the country moving…
Restrictions are to be eased on elective surgery, enabling a “gradual restart” to procedures next week.
Yes, there has been friction over social distancing restrictions and the Ruby Princess debacle, but our federal system of government has actually worked very well during the crisis.
The 'war cabinet' is vital in a time of crisis, with the federal and state governments all having a say. And once the crisis has passed, parliament will resume its normal function.