Can Scott Morrison achieve industrial relations disarmament?

The road out of this crisis will be very tough for many people. Extensive reform is often painful. Whether the Australian public will be in the mood for it as they cope with the aftermath of such a trauma is an open question, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Eden-Monaro byelection set for July 4

Speaker Tony Smith has announced July 4 for the byelection in the Labor NSW seat of Eden-Monaro, which will be the first electoral test between Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Morrison: Australian economy must come ‘out of ICU’

The Prime Minister outlines principles that will guide the pursuit of a “JobMaker plan for a new generation of economic success”, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Albo might have said, it’s time to tackle inequality

"We’ve allowed ourselves to become the meat in a sandwich torn between Trump’s schizophrenic US and Emperor Xi Jinping’s China seeking redress for the...

JobKeeper underspend: Widespread calls for it to be broadened

Inevitably the huge looming underspend has intensified the widespread calls for JobKeeper to be broadened, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

What to do about the JobKeeper windfall?

Treasury revises JobKeeper's cost down by massive $60 billion, sparking calls to widen eligibility, reports MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Border wars split political leaders

Who'd be QLD premier Annastacia Palaszczuk right now? asks political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN, as border wars split political leaders and embroil health experts.  

Morrison’s next steps could be ‘hazardous’

Without the pandemic, Morrison would likely be going into the second year of this parliamentary term in a very sub-optimal position, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Which countries have handled the pandemic poorly?

An overwhelming 90 per cent believe the US has performed badly. The US is rated at the bottom of a list of six countries, also including Singapore, the United Kingdom and Italy, in how well COVID has been handled, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg tested for COVID-19

Frydenberg is being tested for COVID-19 and staying in isolation after having a major coughing fit in the House of Representatives while delivering his statement on the impact of the coronavirus on the economy, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Easing of first stage restrictions boosts jobs by 252,500

Easing of first stage restrictions is also set to see jobs increase by 252,500, with the second and third stage easing boosting employment by 275,100 and 323,200 respectively writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Albanese calls for a more ‘resilient’ society

“Let’s not SnapBack to insecure work, to jobseekers stuck in poverty, to scientists being ignored," says federal Opposition Leader ANTHONY ALBANESE. 

Can Scott stand up to the bullying billionaires?

"The Prime Minister now has a choice. He can be bullied by billionaires or he can continue to stand up for Australian sovereignty and ordinary people by refusing to back down to these threats," says political columnist MICHAEL MOORE. 

The journey to a covid-save economy begins

Australia starts to re-open, but the premiers have the whip hand on timing, says MICHELLE GRATTAN.

How will parliament look when it starts to reopen?

While there’ll be more House members in Canberra, a system of revolving “pairs” will see some members in the chamber while others are not. The Senate will be slimmed down as well, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Coalition implosion: Labor has no excuse for an Eden-Monaro loss

Albanese would have no excuse for an Eden-Monaro loss after Coalition high flyers implode, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Morrison’s focused on getting Australians back to work

Prime Minister Scott Morrison turns his focus to a new curve, one focused on getting a million Australians back to work. Political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN has the story. 

‘You will never be our leader’: Barilaro’s furious text to McCormack

In a text message to McCormack, a furious Barilaro said: “You will never be acknowledged by me as our leader. You aren’t. You never will be.” Political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN reports. 

It’s the same old song on the way down

"What is it in our system that makes it impossible for men such as Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd to prosper in the rough and tumble of federal politics, particularly when they are committed to policies that the great majority approves?" asks "The Gadfly" columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.

Tehan withdraws his attack on Daniel Andrews’ leadership

Morrison might have wanted Tehan to deliver Andrews a touch-up, but not to go at him with a sledge hammer, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.





Not packed, but dining is a thrill

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON galloped into Lamshed’s in Yarralumla as soon as restrictions allowed diners to return.


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