Cartoonist PAUL DORIN has a look at the dog-eat-dog National Party leadership tensions.
"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
Another cartoon from the wry eye of PAUL DORIN.
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.
"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.
"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.
Coronavirus adds to Scott Morrison’s many woes, says political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN
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.
Scott Morrison’s ‘resilience’ speech has been overshadowed as the McKenzie crisis deepens, says MICHELLE GRATTAN.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ordered a probe into whether Bridget McKenzie breached ministerial code, reports MICHELLE GRATTAN
The Prime Minister should control that temper in the Liberal climate debate, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN
"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.
Another cartoon from the wry eye of PAUL DORIN
Bushfires won’t change climate policy overnight. But Prime Minister Scott Morrison can shift the Coalition without losing face, says CHRIS WALLACE
"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.