Overnight, Christian Porter had been reduced from high-flying attorney-general to a man forced to publicly confront a nightmare episode of “This is Your Life” delivered by Monday's Four Corners.
The federal government will extend the JobSeeker Coronavirus supplement for an extra three months. The supplement will be at a reduced rate of $150 a fortnight during that period.
Scott Morrison has lost no time pivoting to the incoming US presidency, declaring on Sunday he hopes Joe Biden and his wife Jill will visit Australia for next year's 70th anniversary of ANZUS.
The opposition leader takes the extraordinary step of advising Scott Morrison to ring the US president to ask him to respect democratic processes.
Under a Biden administration, fireside chats in the White House will come with new expectations that Australia significantly increases its ambitions under the Paris agreement.
Assuming things go Biden's way, Morrison would pivot to what would be a more conventional presidency, although one that would bring its own challenges for him, especially on climate policy.
The government has secured deals for two further COVID-19 vaccines, taking its portfolio of agreements to four.
Chief of Australia Post Christine Holgate today resigned following evidence given before Senate estimates last week that Australian Post employees were gifted Cartier watches.
Annastacia Palaszczuk's Queensland win reinforced the accepted wisdom that this crisis favours incumbents – provided people think they are doing the right thing.
Anticipating reactions to political attacks can be a tricky business...
The Morrison government has announced Jacqueline Gleeson and Simon Steward will sit on the High Court bench.
The Morrison government and business have reacted angrily to Daniel Andrews’ “cautious pause” on announcing the easing of COVID restrictions in Melbourne.
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.
We don't yet have any idea how 2021 will play out. It could be a rough year, easier to handle without the distraction of an election.
Scott Morrison has said NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian, has been “a tremendous premier”, and has his “absolute support”.
Anthony Albanese's budget reply made the point that Labor had very different priorities to the government's.
The 2020 budget explained in 7 charts: the major cuts and spends, the new tax rates, and that almighty debt.
The government wants consumers to spend, spend, spend: the question is whether they will feel confident to do so.
The government has brought forward planned future tax cuts. And while some say we shouldn't be cutting taxes during a recession, the plan has its merits.
Assuming jobs will grow as JobKeeper is wound back is a leap of faith.