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scott morrison can’t spin this one: australia’s climate pledges at this week’s summit won’t convince the world we’re serious

Scott Morrison can’t spin this one: Australia’s climate pledges at this week’s summit won’t...

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  Picture: Bianca De Marchi/AAP Days out from a much-anticipated climate summit convened by US President Joe Biden, the federal government has moved to position itself as serious about emissions reduction. On Wednesday Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged A$539 million...
department of defence/aap incomplete strategy and niche contributions — australia leaves afghanistan after 20 years

Incomplete strategy and niche contributions — Australia leaves Afghanistan after 20 years

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  Picture: Department of Defence/AAP Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared Australia will withdraw its remaining 80 troops from Afghanistan by September, marking the end of its longest involvement in a war. This follows President Joe Biden announcing...
as australia’s vaccination bungle becomes clear, morrison’s political pain is only just beginning

As Australia’s vaccination bungle becomes clear, Morrison’s political pain is only just beginning

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  Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP Among many surprising things about 2020 was how a novel coronavirus drove an equally novel upending of Australia’s political orthodoxy. The hackneyed election straightener, “it’s the economy, stupid”, got shoved aside for...
with the government on the ropes, anthony albanese has a fighting chance

With the government on the ropes, Anthony Albanese has a fighting chance

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  Image: Wes Mountain/The Conversation Some promising polling for Labor in recent weeks has inevitably raised that perennial question for a party whose national triumphs since Federation 120 years ago have been rare: can it win the...
view from the hill: morrison should appoint stand-alone minister for women and boot andrew laming to crossbench

View from The Hill: Morrison should appoint stand-alone minister for women and boot Andrew...

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 Picture: AAP/Mick Tsikas Scott Morrison is trying to have things both ways over disgraced Queensland Liberal Andrew Laming. Laming, who has allegedly bullied constituents and photographed a woman inappropriately, announced at the weekend he won’t seek another term. But...
grattan on monday: the worst is not over in the crisis tearing at scott morrison’s government

Grattan on Monday: The worst is not over in the crisis tearing at Scott...

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 Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP "Is your leadership safe?” Scott Morrison was asked on the ABC last Thursday. The Prime Minister’s leadership is quite safe, but that the question was put says volumes for how embattled he’s...
if 80% of australians care about climate action, why don’t they vote like it?

If 80% of Australians care about climate action, why don’t they vote like it?

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 Picture: Shuttlestock Poll after poll suggests a large majority of Australians cares about climate change. Yet in recent federal elections, this hasn’t translated into wins for parties with stronger policy platforms on climate change. So what determines someone’s...
‘what are you afraid of scomo?’: australian women are angry — and the morrison government needs to listen

‘What are you afraid of ScoMo?’: Australian women are angry — and the Morrison...

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 Picture: AAP Image/Dave Hunt Thousands of women are gathering in cities across the country, angry about the allegations of rape, sexual abuse and harassment emerging from our parliaments and schools. They’re also furious with a...
view from the hill: labor surges to 52-48% newspoll lead, as women’s voices set to roar across the country

View from The Hill: Labor surges to 52-48% Newspoll lead, as women’s voices set...

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 Photo: Jeremy Piper/AAP Labor has hit the front in Newspoll, with a 52-48% two-party lead, as the separate crises engulfing ministers Christian Porter and Linda Reynolds take a toll of the Morrison government. As the parliament’s...
could the morrison government’s response to sexual assault claims cost it the next election?

Could the Morrison government’s response to sexual assault claims cost it the next election?

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 Picture: Jeremy Piper/AAP Yesterday, thousands of Australians are marched around the country, angry and fed up at the treatment of women. In Canberra they formed a ring of protest around Parliament House. This comes after Melbourne academic and...