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Obituary: The Australian Liberal Party: 1944 to 2022

By John Stapleton. This isn’t just a temporary setback, it’s an extermination. Australia’s conservatives are going through their worst period since the formation of the Liberal Party in 1944. Their rout at the May election has left the Liberal Party… Continue Reading →

Woeful, Nasty, Duplicitous: The New Book Bulldozed Dismembers Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University. Niki Savva doesn’t like Scott Morrison. In the very first chapter of Bulldozed, she describes him as “petty and vindictive.” Savva was just warming up. After the revelations of Morrison having secretly taken multiple ministries,… Continue Reading →

Failed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Should Leave Parliament: The Best of 2022.

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 →

The Long Read: Covert Concessions and Sweetheart Deals. Extract from Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia

By John Stapleton The brutal and very ugly face of the Covid response in Australia, former Prime Minister Scott Morrison, is now mired in scandal, flayed daily in the public square. The discovery that he appointed himself to five different… 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 →

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 →

There is no place for secret ministers in Australian democracy

By Rex Patrick: Michael West Media. The weekend revelations confirm Scott Morrison as Australia’s worst PM since McMahon and Christian Porter as the worst attorney-general ever. Their conduct in the appointment of Morrison to three extra portfolios without notifying the public… 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 →

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 →

All Caretaker, no Responsibility: how a Dying Australian Government slipped Freebies to its Mates

By #Mate: Michael West Media. On its way to electoral oblivion, the Morrison government kept the dollars flowing to select beneficiaries, in defiance of the 70-year-old parliamentary “caretaker” convention, writes #Mate. On May 16, five days before the election, the… 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 →

The corrupt Coalition gone, PM Anthony Albanese confronts the immense Challenge of Repairing Australia

Michael West: Michael West Media. This is a great result. The tired and corrupt Coalition government has been turfed out despite the billions in public money wasted in bribing Australians for their votes, despite the relentless propaganda of the government’s… 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 →

‘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 →

‘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 →

The Prime Minister Who Destroyed Australia Wants Your Vote

For a disengaged and bitterly disillusioned electorate struggling to regain a sense of normality after two years of authoritarian derangement the sight of the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition leader Anthony Albanese, two aging political con artists masquerading in… Continue Reading →

Australia Goes to the Polls: An Election fought on the Political Low Ground

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra. Australian voters will go to the polls on May 21. The government enters the battle trailing the opposition 46-54% in the latest Newspoll, conducted after the budget, with Morrison and opposition leader Anthony Albanese virtually… Continue Reading →

INDEPENDENT AUSTRALIA AUDIO EXCLUSIVE: Laura Tangle talks Floods and Photo Ops with PM Scott Morrespin

By Michelle Pini: Independent Australia. ScoMo joins Laura Tangle on ABC $7.10 and reveals all disaster management and what it really means to be “real”. Really. TANGLE: Reports also indicate that your $1,000 one-off payments plus the additional $1,000 payments are only… 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 →

“Quiet Australians” Are Realising Morrison Doesn’t Care About Them

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Australia is now in an election year, and the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison must face a dispirited, disillusioned and disengaged electorate sometime before June, most likely in May. The nation’s already absurd… Continue Reading →

Sleaze And Self-interest Everywhere: Australia 2021

Pearls and Irritations Who among us, eighteen months ago, could have believed the mess this country is now in? Few can doubt Australia is at a turning point in its history. The debacle is writ large. The current Cabinet reshuffle will please… Continue Reading →

No Plan PM: How the Australian Government’s Lack of an Aged Care Plan Cost Lives. The Best of 2021.

By Dr Sarah Russell: Michael West Media. Australia’s aged care sector is a national disgrace. A 21 billion dollar taxpayer funded industry is so user unfriendly, so byzantine in its bureaucracy, that few elderly citizens could ever negotiate it. The… 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 →

Farewell to 2021 in Australia’s Federal Politics: The Year of Disappointment

Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University Some will recall it as 2021. For more, it will be Year 2 of COVID. Either way, it will have been a time of disappointment for many. And the nation’s politicians need to bear a… Continue Reading →

This Must Surely Be The Most Corrupt Government in Australian History: The Best of 2021.

By Elizabeth Minter with Michael West Media. Originally published 14 February, 2021. AdRorts, on the back of the Covid, is the latest corrupt practice in a prodigious body of Australian government dirty work. Is the Covid-19 vaccine the Liberal Party’s… Continue Reading →

Coming Apart: The Centre Cannot Hold

By Paul Collits Turning and turning in the widening gyre   The falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere   The ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack… 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 →

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