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Morrison’s accord is WorkChoices 2.0

May 30, 2020 - 23:06 -- Admin

Irrelevance is the enemy of political leaders, and to avoid sinking to the bottom of the field, they need to keep moving, adapt and make continuous announcements, even when there’s not too much to announce.

During a crisis, it’s absolutely essential for a prime minister to be seen to be ‘doing things’, while keeping an eye on their long-cherished agendas and engaging in political gamesmanship.

Reopening schools fraught with danger

May 2, 2020 - 23:45 -- Admin

Governments, especially those from the conservative side of politics, never waste an opportunity to exploit turmoil – except if it’s an issue that doesn’t suit their ideological pursuits, such as climate change or bushfires – and the performance of the Morrison government during the coronavirus crisis is an excellent example of politicians using a crisis to gain political advantage.

The mystery of the Ruby Princess

April 3, 2020 - 01:22 -- Admin

Is a time of crisis also a time to put aside political differences and work towards common solutions? Many sensible people would agree or, at least, want that to be the case but it’s obvious no matter what the circumstances are, there will always be more than enough room for political gamesmanship, attacks and avenues for opportunism.