This week’s revelation of alleged war crimes by Australian special forces shocked even our military chief Angus Campbell – but should it have been a surprise at all, asks Michelle Grattan
It’s quite a moment, when the country’s first law officer is asked on his home town radio station, “So you don’t think you’re a sleazebag or womaniser or someone who’s drunk in public too much now?”
The pandemic is the worst of times to be governing but Scott Morrison is determined to make it the best of opportunities to be seen to be doing things.
Two very different grabs for power delivered two very different outcomes for the Prime Minister and the embattled Victorian Premier this week, writes Michelle Grattan
Older Australians have suffered the most dire consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic – and it’s time our politicians stood up and took responsibility, writes Michelle Grattan
COVID-19 has now made us two Australias. There’s Victoria – most specifically Melbourne – and then there’s the rest of the country.