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“He was much loved by the Australian community. He was a character - a political character - in an era when you tend to get white bread politicians,” says Michelle Grattan on Tim Fischer. Alan Porritt/AAP

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on Tim Fischer’s legacy - and Scott Morrison’s first year

Michelle Grattan reflects on Tim Fischer's personal and political legacy, and discusses the kind of leader Scott Morrison is with the anniversary of his prime ministership approaching on Saturday.
The Morrison government must have a plan for Australia’s involvement if the “peacekeeping” descends into hostility. AAP/Lukas Coch

As Australia looks to join a coalition in Iran, the risks are many

With the experience of hastily joining the US-lead invasion of Iraq in 2003 still fresh, the federal government must ensure it has a clear view of the limits of any new commitment.
The government is working with the United States and Britain on details for an Australian role in helping safeguard shipping passages in the Middle East. Stefan Postles

Morrison looking at details for commitment to protect shipping

Scott Morrison has flagged the government is working with the United States and Britain on details for an Australian role in helping safeguard shipping passages in the Middle East.

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