Simon Birmingham

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Scott Morrison denies double speaking to extremists but says he feels for frustrated Australians
PM calls suggestions from Labor that he failed to denounce violence ‘completely false’

Paul Karp

19, Nov, 2021 @2:10 AM

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Pauline Hanson claims credit for Coalition’s controversial voter ID laws
Opponents warn eligible voters in vulnerable groups, including Indigenous Australians, may be discouraged or excluded from voting

Paul Karp

28, Oct, 2021 @1:25 AM

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Morrison announces 2050 net zero plan; SA to reopen border to vaccinated visitors – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Caitlin Cassidy and Amy Remeikis

26, Oct, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Australia could initially lease submarines from UK or US but nuclear weapons remain off limits
Senior ministers confirm leasing nuclear-powered vessels from Aukus allies could be stop-gap solution until Australia takes delivery of its own submarines

Amy Remeikis

19, Sep, 2021 @5:19 AM

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Christian Porter’s anonymous donation ‘unusual’, federal finance minister says
Simon Birmingham would not be drawn on whether ministers should accept funds without knowing source

Amy Remeikis

19, Sep, 2021 @3:05 AM

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Coalition acknowledges targeted lockdowns may still happen once vaccination rate exceeds 70%
Simon Birmingham moves to reassure Australians the government will not ‘walk away from them’ following Josh Frydenberg comments

Katharine Murphy and Paul Karp

25, Aug, 2021 @11:15 AM

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Coalition minister says harassment should be reported after Julia Banks alleges ‘astoundingly brazen’ act
But Simon Birmingham suggests proposed complaints mechanism won’t cover past incidents such as that reported by ex-Liberal MP

Daniel Hurst

04, Jul, 2021 @7:40 AM

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‘The Australian people had their chance’: finance minister dismisses criticism of Coalition’s car park fund
Simon Birmingham says voters chose Morrison government last election as he refuses to rule out similar programs in the future

Daniel Hurst

04, Jul, 2021 @3:05 AM

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Just 609 young Australians have been hired under jobmaker scheme, Treasury reveals
Estimates also hears up to 150,000 people are expected to lose their jobs when jobkeeper ends next week

Paul Karp

24, Mar, 2021 @7:01 AM

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News Corp hits back at PM's 'simply untrue' claim of harassment investigation – as it happened
Prime minister warns media to ‘be careful’ on questions of sexual misconduct. This blog is now closed

Naaman Zhou (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

23, Mar, 2021 @8:01 AM

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Two cabinet ministers attended event at which woman alleged Christian Porter raped her
Greg Hunt and Paul Fletcher were at the 1988 debating competition attended by the attorney general who has strenuously denied wrongdoing

Paul Karp, Christopher Knaus, Katharine Murphy and Naaman Zhou

05, Mar, 2021 @8:58 PM

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Sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins to lead review into parliament’s workplace culture
Simon Birmingham contacted Jenkins after a fourth complaint emerged against the former staffer who is alleged to have raped Higgins

Katharine Murphy Political editor

05, Mar, 2021 @3:20 AM

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