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grattan on saturday: stellar first week for anthony albanese but tough months ahead

Grattan on Saturday: Stellar first week for Anthony Albanese but tough months ahead

Image: Lukas Coch/AAP Anthony Albanese had expected the election might be a week earlier than it was, because last Saturday would bump up against Tuesday’s Quad meeting in Tokyo. But Scott Morrison wanted maximum time to...

How well off you are depends on who you are. Comparing the lives of...

Image: Shutterstock Most Australian voters are either Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964), Generation Xers (1965 to 1980) or Millennials (1981 to 1996). And at one time or another most have been told that their generation...
grattan on friday: ‘gotcha’ questions are ugly journalism but hazards for leaders

Grattan on Saturday: ‘Gotcha’ questions are ugly journalism but hazards for leaders

Image: Lukas Coch/AAP The public don’t have much regard for journalists and many people will be critical of the “gotcha” questioning that found Anthony Albanese on Thursday unable to recite the six points of his...
view from the hill: labor’s treatment of kimberley kitching – ‘tough politics’ or ‘bullying’?

View from The Hill: Labor’s treatment of Kimberley Kitching – ‘tough politics’ or ‘bullying’?

Image: Sam Mooy/AAP The so-called “mean girls” story following the death of Victorian Labor senator Kimberley Kitching, has opened up issues of alleged bad behaviour by very senior figures within the Labor party. The allegations are...
tax cuts? covid management? on the search for the morrison government’s legacy (so far)

Tax cuts? COVID management? On the search for the Morrison government’s legacy (so far)

Image: Darren England/AAP It is premature to be discussing the legacy of the Morrison government. While it is well behind in the polls, there is still an election to be fought. Most commentators are understandably...
view from the hill: scott morrison struggles to manage the messaging as he visits flood devastation

View from The Hill: Scott Morrison struggles to manage the messaging as he visits...

Image: Dave Hunt/AAP Barnaby Joyce, in his usual blunt fashion, told a TV interviewer on Wednesday morning Scott Morrison would get a bad reception when he visited Lismore. It was obvious. People are traumatised by what...

Elect me and I’ll govern like Bob Hawke: Albanese

Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP Anthony Albanese will declare he would govern on the Hawke model of consensus, in an economic speech today, that also directs a strong pitch to business. “If Labor is successful in the coming...
grattan on saturday: morrison’s covid bout a reminder the virus could disrupt election campaign

Grattan on Saturday: Morrison’s COVID bout a reminder the virus could disrupt election campaign

Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP If Scott Morrison had contracted COVID two months ago, it would have been a big story. Instead, when the PM fell victim this week, it was also-ran news. We are finally starting to...
grattan on saturday: morrison has sown the seeds for a scare campaign, and albanese doesn’t know whether they’ll grow

Grattan on Saturday: Morrison has sown the seeds for a scare campaign, and Albanese...

Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP If you were to believe the Morrison government, you’d think Anthony Albanese as prime minister would sell out Australia’s interests to China, give criminals a break, and perhaps sneak in a death...
word from the hill: government’s ‘shock and awe’ assault on anthony albanese

Word from The Hill: Government’s ‘shock and awe’ assault on Anthony Albanese

Word from The Hill: Government's 'shock and awe' assault on Anthony Albanese As well as her interviews with politicians and experts, Politics with Michelle Grattan now includes “Word from The Hill”, where she discusses the...