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Transparency Paradox: Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison flayed for Secrecy as his successor Blocks access to National Cabinet Documents

By Rex Patrick: Michael West Media. While the media is flaying the political corpse of Scott Morrison, quite deservedly over the former prime minister’s secret power grab, the new government has quietly stripped Australians of their 40-year right of access… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison: The Very Ugly Face of Australia’s Covid Madness

John Stapleton. Extract from Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. In recent days Scott Morrison, as he has done since Covid lurched onto the Australian scene, has been spinning the pandemic story hard in an attempt to rescue his political career. In early… Continue Reading →

The Scott Morrison Horror Show

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra. It’s not breaking news that Scott Morrison has trouble with women. His “woman problem” was one factor in his election defeat. But really, his treatment this week of Karen Andrews, his former home affairs minister,… Continue Reading →

Swathed in Scandal, former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Reverts to Type

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra. One of the more bizarre things Scott Morrison said in his hour-long, sometimes combative, Wednesday news conference was that he’d had a “wonderful” conversation with former Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Tuesday. Morrison contacted Frydenberg… Continue Reading →

Failed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Should Leave Parliament

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra. Liberal frontbencher Karen Andrews wouldn’t be alone among her colleagues in believing Scott Morrison should quit parliament. Andrews, home affairs minister in the former government, on Tuesday declared the Australian people were “betrayed” by Morrison’s… Continue Reading →

Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Trashed Conventions and Accountability

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra. The only credible explanation for Scott Morrison personally installing himself, as an undisclosed ministerial partner, in several portfolios is the former prime minister’s passion for control. The fact he didn’t tell senior colleagues, let alone… Continue Reading →

The Rorting Years of Australian Politics: how Scott Morrison put a Shark Bite on the Taxpayer

By #Mate: Michael West Media. Speculation surrounding Scott Morrison’s post-parliamentary ambitions includes the possibility of a job with the Australian Rugby League. His involvement with the sport poses plenty of questions, including the grants largesse that defined his time as… Continue Reading →

The Smoking Ruins of Scott Morrison’s Reputation: Courting Pentecostal World Domination

Michelle Pini: Independent Australia. Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was until his recent demolition at the polls the world’s only Pentecostal national leader. Still in parliament, and thereby still living off the taxpayer, he is continuing his Pentecostal agenda… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison defeated – Labor to govern in Minority or Majority

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The Morrison government has been resoundingly defeated, with Labor headed for office, although whether in a minority or majority was unclear late Saturday night. Anthony Albanese becomes Australia’s 31st prime minister. Labor had 73 seats… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison endorses handing over Pandemic Powers to the World Health Organisation

Ethan Nash: TOTT NEWS. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has endorsed the prospect of more powers for international health bodies such the World Health Organisation (WHO) at a press conference in Darwin today. One reporter raised an upcoming WHO meeting on… Continue Reading →

‘His Beating Heart is a Focus Group’: What makes Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tick?

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra. Revealing insights into Scott Morrison’s political character and tactical approach are coming through as the prime minister finds himself on the ropes towards the end of this campaign. In last Wednesday’s final debate between the… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg “superior economic managers”? Not according to the International Monetary Fund

Alan Austin: Michael West Media. It may be the only campaign tactic they have left, and it’s a lie, but the media laps it up and Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg are flogging it hard. That’s the claim that the… Continue Reading →

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Energy and Emissions Reductions Angus Taylor Stack Clean Energy Agencies with Fossil Fuel Mates

By Callum Foote: Michael West Media. The Morrison government has slashed renewables funding and stacked Australia’s renewable energy agencies with fossil fuel executives, leaving the likes of ARENA, CEFC and Snowy Hydro controlled by potentially regressive political appointees for years. … Continue Reading →

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Barbaric Assault on Tasmania’s Stunningly Beautiful Ancient Forests

By Christine Milne: Michael West Media. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has “let her rip” on the pristine native forests of Tasmania in the early days of the 2022 election campaign. It was his “This is coal” moment for another dying… Continue Reading →

An “Open Letter” to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison from the World’s Most Powerful Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch. What Happens When the Public Realise It Was All For Nothing???

As the Covid story collapses worldwide, and jurisdiction after jurisdiction abandons all Covid restrictions and mandates, leading newspapers around the world, many of whom played a key part in panicking entire populations, have begun an intense period of naval gazing…. Continue Reading →

Look at Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and See For Yourself. The Best of 2021.

By Bruce Haigh: Pearls and Irritations. Australia’s ruling Liberal National Party coalition, led by the mendacious Morrison, is in a bad place. Morally bankrupt, it is destructive, by default and design. Many have followed, both blindly and with intent, and… Continue Reading →

Culture Wars: Prime Minister Scott Morrison hides big spend on Australia Day

By Callum Foote: Michael West Media. Scott Morrison’s government has cranked up Australia Day funding tenfold in two years to promote a celebration of which we can be proud, sorry, suspicious. Callum Foote investigates the mysterious National Australia Day Council, and busts… Continue Reading →

How the Reserve Bank rescued Australia from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

Investigation by Michael West and @13foot7: From Australia’s Leading Investigation News Site Michael West Media. Extraordinary details have emerged of how the Reserve Bank intervened to stop Treasurer Josh Frydenberg crashing the economy as the pandemic took grip, how, contrary to their fable… Continue Reading →

Shrouded in Secrecy: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Pushes Laws to Bury National Cabinet COVID Crisis Documents

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog At the state and federal levels, there were legislative mechanisms in place to respond to the public health crisis that is COVID-19. As these laws and regulations were drafted, the particular disease they would be… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison: What the Bloody Hell Are You Doing?

By Paul Begley: Independent Australia. Time and time again, Scott Morrison has demonstrated that he is ill-equipped to serve in a position of power, In recent days a number of Australian media outlets drew on Annika Smethurst’s insightful new Scott Morrison biography, The… Continue Reading →

The Australian Government Led By Scott Morrison Sets Records in Economic Mismanagement

Part One: Alan Austin. Independent Australia. As the Coalition approaches the eighth anniversary of its election, Alan Austin surveys some of this regime’s most destructive records. THE MORRISON GOVERNMENT passed its third anniversary last week. The Coalition will soon celebrate eight years… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison: The Pentecostal

By James Boyce: The Saturday Paper Australians have, on the whole, a traditional respect for other people’s religious beliefs, and believe it is irrelevant to the governing of the country. But Scott Morrison is the world’s only Pentecostal believer, and… Continue Reading →

God And Scott Morrison

Central to the Prime Ministership of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, his style, substance, policies and behaviour, has been his religiosity. Now the issue has come front and centre after remarkable footage emerged of him addressing a Christian conference on… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison: The Elephant In The Room. Best of the Archives.

The single most fascinating thing about Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison is: He Shows No Guilt. Not a shred of remorse at having thrown millions of people onto welfare thanks to his absurd misreading of the Covid Scare. Not for… Continue Reading →

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Method – If You Don’t Ask, You Can’t Tell

By Jack Waterford: Pearls and Irritations Some prime ministers are more practised liars than others. Some can confuse, distract and prevaricate in such a way as to strangle the truth. Morrison, however, is a special case. He does not seem… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison Leaves Australia In Flames

An Extract from Dark Dark Policing. Featuring the Photography of Dean Sewell. There is an encyclopedic array of scandals swarming around Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, with journalists already forming a queue to label this the most corrupt government in… Continue Reading →

Feeding the Chooks: Scott Morrison’s Manipulation of Mainstream Media. The Best of 2020.

By Callum Foote and Michael West Scott Morrison has perfected the art of media manipulation by briefing a select club of Canberra correspondents at once, rather than leaking to individual media outlets. Callum Foote and Michael West report on the marketing genius of the… Continue Reading →

Press Release Journalism Favours Scott Morrison and the Liberal Party: The Best of 2020.

By Rashad Seedeen with Independent Australia Of late, it has become increasingly frustrating to follow the news. During times of relative stability and peace, poor journalism is an annoyance. But during times of crisis, mediocre reporting has far greater consequences…. Continue Reading →

Where The Bloody Hell Is It? Did Scott Morrison Lie About the Report that Saved His Bacon at Tourism Australia? The Best Of 2020.

By Jommy Tee with Michael West Media Scott Morrison was sacked as managing director of Tourism Australia in 2006 with a year left to run on his contract. For 14 years the reason for the sacking has remained one of… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison: The World’s Only Pentecostal Leader. The Best of 2020.

The End Is Nigh As the shutdown of Australia continues apace, there’s one very legitimate question to ask: How is the Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s avowed belief that we are living through The End of Days influence his decision making?… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Former Prime Minister: Dictator Morrison and the ‘You Made Me Do It’ Defence

Michelle Pini: Independent Australia. So, Scotty the Dictator secretly took over all the portfolios of the key ministers around him. While this is undoubtedly a disgraceful “trashing of democracy”, as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese described it, it is hardly out of character… Continue Reading →

‘Bulldozer’ Morrison: Can he fix it? No, he can’t!

David Donovan: Independent Australia. Is Scott Morrison so delusional, so out of touch with reality, so lacking in insight, that he actually believes some of the nonsense he says? Because nothing he says – or so close to nothing as… Continue Reading →

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