"With the country on fire and the rivers drying up Australians are watching with growing amazement that Scott Morrison’s belief in 'miracles' extends to a blind denial of science and the evidence all around him," writes "Gadfly" columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.
Scott Morrison doesn't seem to grasp that while he likes to emphasise his relationship with the ordinary Australian, as prime minister he is not an ordinary Australian, says MICHELLE GRATTAN
MICHELLE GRATTAN has a little fun imagining a missive from our holidaying Prime Minister, who has this morning announced he's cutting his Hawaiian break short to return to work.
The fires are putting pressure on the government by elevating the climate issue and opening new division among Liberals, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
It appears another case of Taylor being sloppy with facts and refusing to clean up his mess quickly, or at all, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
Scott Morrison has announced a dramatic overhaul of the federal public service, cutting the number of departments and creating several new mega ones, while removing five secretaries.
Five departmental secretaries have been displaced in a major re-structure of the public service from 18 departments to 14.
The government has finally secured the repeal of medevac by coming to an arrangement with crossbencher Jacqui Lambie, the terms of which she refused to disclose to the Senate because of “national security concerns”.
Cartoonist PAUL DORIN offers a seasonal look at climate change.
"They say the first casualty of war is truth. Tragically, in the face of climate disruption, truth has long been a casualty," writes TIM HOLLO.
In the process, Taylor has been discredited, and Scott Morrison has been embroiled and embarrassed – or embarrassed himself, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
"In their unwillingness to compromise, the Greens destroyed Australia’s best chance to establish an emissions trading system and to seek later improvements," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
Scott Morrison’s government is heading to the end of 2019 amid a debate about its economic judgement and with a number of substantial policy moves started but not completed, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
"People with disabilities continue to fall through the cracks. From its launch, the NDIS provided hope for so many people for a life that was more inclusive. However, the challenge remains with too many missing out," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
The devastating fires are a dramatic additional element intensifying the pressure on a government already increasingly on the back foot over climate change, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN
Those set to benefit would include harvesting and shearing contractors, carriers, stock and station agents, and businesses dealing in agricultural equipment and repairs, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
PAUL DORIN has drawn a cartoon with nothing to say that has plenty to say.
"The ANU cyber attack was a sophisticated effort with specific goals in mind. Rather than stealing intellectual property, personal information was the aim," says political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
Columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN says the government appears angry with big business for not selling Liberal policies nor relating to “quiet Australians”.
Cartoonist PAUL DORIN looks at the cashless credit card