Berejiklian determined to tough out secret relationship scandal

Berejiklian’s explosive appearance on Monday at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption saw her personal life embarrassingly exposed, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Albanese’s under pressure to start rolling out detailed policies

The budget has come under fire on various fronts – for example, the wage subsidy for younger workers carries the risk of being rorted, and there’s criticism about the lack of assistance for older workers, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Budget reply: Albanese would be investing in social housing

While Albanese is not putting this as a commitment for the election, he promises he will later announce a comprehensive plan a Labor government would undertake for building and repairing social housing, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Federal budget: Giveaway budget pleads for businesses to invest

This is an extraordinary giveaway budget, driven by desperate circumstances that would have been inconceivable less than a year ago, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

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Cartoonist PAUL DORIN casts a droll eye to the falling JobSeeker payment...

Albanese struggles to find any political cut through

It’s also the most difficult period to be an opposition. In contrast to Morrison, Anthony Albanese is struggling to find any political chances, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Murphy: A faster response could have saved lives

Federal Health Department secretary Brendan Murphy has admitted some covid deaths in aged care might have been prevented if there had been a quicker public health response, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

The federal government pushes Victoria to open faster

Many of Andrews’ strongest critics are those who believe the economy and people’s livelihoods have not received sufficient consideration generally in the pandemic, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

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Cartoonist PAUL DORIN sees a downside to this week's reductions to JobKeeper and JobSeeker...

Can Morrison preach his way to an economic recovery?

Can Morrison use his "bully pulpit" to inspire the confidence vital for economic recovery? asks political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

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Cartoonist PAUL DORIN takes a look at the gas debate.

‘Go-with-gas’ threats will drive a gas-fired recovery

Much of the gas plan is broad and aspirational at this stage. But the threat is specific enough, and Morrison adopted a grim, school teacher tone when he delivered it in his speech at Newcastle unveiling the policy, writes federal political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

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Where does the social distancing stop, wonders cartoonist PAUL DORIN.

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Cartoonist PAUL DORIN has some advice for the Prime Minister...

Electricity sector forced to fill gap left by Liddell power plant

Morrison government threatens to use Snowy Hydro to build gas generator, as it outlines "gas-fired recovery" plan, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

ASIO questioned Chinese journalists based in Australia

Chinese reveal their journalists in Australia were questioned in foreign interference investigation, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Prime Minister prods Victoria to open faster

Morrison is flagging he’ll pull out whatever stops he can to prod Victoria to speed up its journey to COVID-safe activity in that state, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Morrison’s frustrated by Victoria’s slow lockdown exit

Andrews has indicated he will not be hurried, despite the cries from business and the sound of Canberra’s grinding teeth, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Scott Morrison’s dreaming of an open Australia for Christmas

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, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Covid parliament curbs democratic rights, says Joyce

Joyce said to bring on a private member’s bill required more than half of the actual 151 members of the House, posing a big problem when many members were not there, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

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