Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

A comment on the aged-care report by cartoonist PAUL DORIN.

Hungry island is Morrison’s scandalous shame

"The situation on Norfolk Island, a part of Australia and populated by Australian citizens, really is scandalous… [they] are denied the right to vote for and choose those responsible for the day-to-day governance of their community. This is a matter of national shame," writes columnist JON STANHOPE. 

As the covid jab rollout lags, Morrison faces controversy

The issue isn’t so much persuading people to take the covid vaccine as getting it rolled out fast enough, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Another topical cartoon from the wry eye of PAUL DORIN.

Attorney-General declares alleged rape ‘did not happen’

Attorney-General Christian Porter declares alleged rape 'did not happen' – and he won't stand down, writes political reporter MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

JobSeeker increase comes with tougher requirements

The boost to JobSeeker payments announced today (February 23) by the federal government bolsters obligations imposed on its recipients and is not without its critics, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Two more claims of sexual assault in Parliament

A senior Liberal party figure has issued an almost damning assessment of the government's handling of accusations of rape inside Parliament House.

Pre-rollout vaccinations demonstrate ‘confidence in safety’

Australia's covid vaccination program has begun with Scott Morrison joining a small group of recipients in a carefully orchestrated event, aimed at boosting confidence as the general rollout begins today, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Parliament rape allegations: Morrison criticised by his response

Morrison certainly knew he was walking on eggshells after the story broke, but plunged increasingly into trouble, not least when he smashed the whole egg carton by invoking Jenny’s advice to think as a father, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN takes another run at the Facebook provocation.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN pretty well nails it with petulant Facebook.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Can ScoMo win the next election? Cartoonist PAUL DORIN sees things as rapidly emerging.

Managing the vaccine rollout will test Morrison

Morrison will win points if the vaccine rollout is smooth – though there’d be some discount factor, with people being more likely to mark down failure than mark up success, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Consultation crunch for lake heritage listing

"Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN draws attention to some quiet bureaucratic mischief around the heritage values of lake Burley Griffin. 

‘Last straw’: Liberal backbencher undermines vaccine rollout

Craig Kelly’s continued media blitz defending his advocacy of discredited or unproven alternative covid treatments, were the last straw for Scott Morrison, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Albanese talks ‘jobs’ but is his own in doubt?

Albanese’s problems are not driven by the performances of his frontbenchers, but by his own, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Honours-list temptations bring out the ‘real man’

"So what, we may ask, has Margaret Court done between 2007 and 2021 to deserve such a grandiloquent gesture from Scotty, aside from publicly pursuing the strictures of his fellow Pentecostal beliefs," asks "The Gadfly" columnist ROBERT MACKLIN. 

Government moves to quash ‘militant’ union in series of splits

“Casual” employment will be defined and a universal standard spelled out for casuals to convert to full or part-time employment in industrial relations legislation introduced this week, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.

Afghan medal loss generates backlash

The government is getting itself onto very sticky paper in the developing row over revoking the citation awarded to the Special Operations Task Group that served in Afghanistan because of alleged atrocities committed by a number of its members, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

Will Morrison be pushed to adopt a better climate target?

The question is whether, pushed by international forces and the approach of an election, Morrison will adopt the target ahead of the Glasgow climate conference late next year, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.





Barr ‘backflips’ on ‘crazy’ gas proposal

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has changed his opposing view on the ACT Greens' pre-election proposal to phase out natural gas by 2040. 


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