Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN has a look at the dog-eat-dog National Party leadership tensions.

Sports rorts show it’s time to clean things up

"How many other politicians will be caught out before there is agreement for a genuine effort to clean up federal politics," wonders political columnist MICHAEL MOORE

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Another cartoon from the wry eye of PAUL DORIN.

It turned into a profitable day for the Nats

With the minor party deeply split and its rebels out of control, and hard line Nationals and moderate Liberals exchanging shots over coal, the government is distracted and risks being destabilised, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Maybe we aren’t the people we like to think we are

"We cannot delude ourselves into thinking that there remains nothing to be concerned about in our treatment of asylum seekers or that we have not done irredeemable harm to our reputation as a fair and just nation," writes columnist JON STANHOPE. 

How boiling frogs set the pace for Morrison

"Now there is a fire crisis. A crisis. Time to react. Intense media and social pressure has woken Scott Morrison from his somnambulistic stupor on this issue. He has reacted to the fires scorching Australia," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE. 

Morrison’s woes mount as Parliament resumes

Coronavirus adds to Scott Morrison’s many woes, says political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN

Morrison says it’s politicians who know best

Political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN says that around the government, there is some bewilderment that the PM hasn’t dealt with the McKenzie situation before now.

Morrison can’t clear the air as the McKenzie crisis deepens

Scott Morrison’s ‘resilience’ speech has been overshadowed as the McKenzie crisis deepens, says MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Morrison orders probe into minister’s conduct

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ordered a probe into whether Bridget McKenzie breached ministerial code, reports MICHELLE GRATTAN

Temper, temper, Prime Minister…

The Prime Minister should control that temper in the Liberal climate debate, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN

Why the ‘sports rorts’ minister has to go

"Labor Minister Ros Kelly fell on her sword in 1994 over the original 'sports rorts affair'. With such a clear precedent, it is surprising that Minister McKenzie and her staff were prepared to be so brazen," writes politics columnist MICHAEL MOORE.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Another cartoon from the wry eye of PAUL DORIN

How Morrison can shift the Coalition on climate change

Bushfires won’t change climate policy overnight. But Prime Minister Scott Morrison can shift the Coalition without losing face, says CHRIS WALLACE

Election truly a good one for Labor to lose

"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 returns, with regret

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

Clear air, how good is Hawaii?

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.   

Climate winds blowing on Morrison from Liberal party’s left

The fires are putting pressure on the government by elevating the climate issue and opening new division among Liberals, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Angus Taylor’s sloppy fact-checking goes international

It appears another case of Taylor being sloppy with facts and refusing to clean up his mess quickly, or at all, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Morrison cuts a swathe through the public service

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.





ACT fire chief will retire at end of bushfire season

After more than three decades working in Canberra's emergency services, ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) chief officer Joe Murphy will hang up his firefighters’ helmet at the end of the bushfire season in April.


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