“How good is this?” Scott might have said to Jenny, when word came that he’d be the first Australian prime minister since John Howard in 2006 to score a White House state dinner when he visits Washington in September, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
"At a time when the divide between the rich and the poor has grown so much, what is surprising is that these tax cuts so significantly favour the rich over both the poor and the average-income earners," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
"Listen to how bureaucrats and their ministers talk about public transport and it becomes obvious that they don't base their comments on personal experiences but rather on the spin," writes Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
If anyone has questions around the Dickson supermarket chaos, please check in with your local politicians who have collectively sat back watched all this happen, writes Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN
"Despite the obvious that our elected ones should represent the residents’ aspirations, they blindly use the scripts prepared by others in bureaucratic silos," bemoans Canberra Matters columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
The City Renewal Authority's new report portrays a mono-culture of mainly white faces. It makes no serious effort to identify the senior members of the community and their requirements. The emphasis seems to be on people no older than the Chief Minister, writes PAUL COSTIGAN.
Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese will today (July 3) discuss the government’s plan for an inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on press freedom, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
"The Chief Minister has handed the poisoned chalice to Rachel Stephen-Smith. It would have been appropriate for Andrew Barr to show leadership and take responsibility for the Health portfolio himself," writes JON STANHOPE.
"The strength that Meegan Fitzharris brought to the role was being prepared to stand up to her bureaucracy – a skill greatly lacking amongst current ACT ministers," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
The case of Israel Folau, turfed by Rugby Australia following his homophobic Instagram post based on the bible, has injected a huge amount of heat into an issue already fraught, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.