who’s being allowed to leave australia during covid? foi data show it is murky and arbitrary

Who’s being allowed to leave Australia during COVID? FOI data show it is murky...

  Picture: Rick Rycroft/AP With outbreaks of COVID-19 in most states and territories, and low rates of vaccination, concerns have arisen again about who is being permitted to exit (and re-enter) the country. Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan,...
grattan on saturday: the pandemic is now putting the ‘experts’ in their own world of pain

Grattan on Saturday: The pandemic is now putting the ‘experts’ in their own world...

Jeannette Young sounded at the end of her tether on Thursday Queensland’s chief health officer attracted a storm of criticism, including the accusation she was fuelling the anti-vaxxer movement, after she challenged Scott Morrison’s opening...
contrasting nsw and victoria lockdown coverage reveals much about the politics of covid – and the media

Contrasting NSW and Victoria lockdown coverage reveals much about the politics of COVID –...

0
      Picture: James Ross/Dan Himbrechts (AAP) Media coverage of the first few days of the COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak in New South Wales has been markedly different from that of the most recent lockdown in...
view from the hill: covid battle on a knife edge

View from the Hill: COVID battle on a knife edge

0
  Picture: Joel Carrett/AAP The argument Scott Morrison has consistently put – that NSW has a better way of dealing with COVID, by avoiding comprehensive closures – has been blown away by Gladys Berejiklian’s reluctant...
grattan on saturday: blowin’ in the wind with barnaby

Grattan on Saturday: Blowin’ in the wind with Barnaby

0
 Scott Morrison is fond of telling his troops they’re in a boat. On Thursday he said Barnaby Joyce was “a wind in the sails”. Perhaps better described as a gale hitting the craft, some...
view from the hill: nationals give scott morrison a muscle man to deal with – especially on net zero

View from The Hill: Nationals give Scott Morrison a muscle man to deal with...

0
 Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP One central reason why the Nationals have installed Barnaby Joyce, with all the risks and baggage he carries, is because they want someone who’ll stand up to Scott Morrison. The minor Coalition partner...
liberals’ dan andrews questions are a perfect case study in how to manufacture fake news

Liberals’ Dan Andrews questions are a perfect case study in how to manufacture fake...

0
 Premier Dan Andrews shortly after the fall that left him with broken ribs and a damaged spine. AAP/@DanielAndrewsMP A case study in the manufacture of fake news is playing out right now in Melbourne. Victoria’s shadow...
how the pandemic has brought out the worst — and the best — in australians and their governments

How the pandemic has brought out the worst — and the best — in...

  Picture: AAP/James Ross For many years, surveys indicated declining Australian trust in government. Not anymore. On the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer, which measures average trust in NGOs, business, government and the media, trust in Australia rose...
scott-free no more? why the prime minister’s smooth media run may be coming to an end

Scott-free no more? Why the prime minister’s smooth media run may be coming to...

  Image: Wes Mountain/The Conversation Katharine Murphy, The Guardian Australia’s political editor, marvelled recently that Scott Morrison pulls what she called a “Jedi mind trick”, rebadging disasters as triumphs – and getting away with it. I don’t know...
grattan on saturday: morrison locked australia’s border gate and now he’s hiding the key

Grattan on Saturday: Morrison locked Australia’s border gate and now he’s hiding the key

  Picture: Darren England/AAP Australians of Indian heritage are not just trying to get back home — many are attempting to go to India. Scott Morrison revealed on Wednesday that since April 23, more more than...