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 wants a commitment from national cabinet for Australia to return to as much normality as possible for Christmas, provided the medical advice supports it.
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Monday saw coronavirus updates from Victoria, Queensland, and the federal government.
Labor had its best results in the Newspoll since late April, perhaps reflecting how people view Morrison's handling of the aged care-coronavirus debacle.
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”.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics
Scott Morrison and Dan Andrews don't have a lot in common – but they are both as bold as brass when it comes to grabbing for power. As we saw this week.
Scott Morrison finds himself besieged on two fronts in the political war over aged care.
The Morrison government will introduce legislation to enable it to review and cancel agreements state, territory and local governments and public universities have entered with foreign governments.
The Trump presidency has been a godsend for an Australian government apparently uninterested in significant climate action. But with Trump well behind in the polls, that's set to change.
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The Morrison government is repurposing defence spending in a A$1 billion boost to support about 4,000 jobs and assist small and medium-sized businesses in the defence industry supply chain.
Scott Morrison is finding, to his great discomfort, the royal commissioners probing aged care aren't keeping their thoughts to themselves until their final report in February.
Both those pressing for states to re-open borders, and defenders of their resistance to doing so, will look for arguments to support their cases in Saturday’s Northern Territory election results. Chief…
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Most of us are only starting to realise how grim this Christmas is likely to be. Not only will so many people be without jobs, but lots of usual family get-togethers will be stymied because of restricted…
Pensions are indexed twice a year. But COVID-19 has put a spanner in the works of what should be a regular increase next month.
The federal government has signed a letter of intent with drug company AstraZeneca to supply a COVID-19 vaccine to Australia.
The state of aged care preparation in the era of COVID is, it seems, in the eye of the beholder.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care put the secretary of the federal health department, Brendan Murphy, firmly in his place.
The Nationals are demanding major changes to the government's controversial planned new regime of higher education fees, declaring they would disadvantage regional communities and students.
Scott Morrison continues to have a good pandemic, at least according to the polls, while the gap between Joe Biden and Donald Trump in the US narrows, with Biden maintaining a significant lead.