Australian politics

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Christine Holgate was targeting the Australia Post chairman, Scott Morrison and the patriarchy
The former chief executive believes a populist prime minister was behind her ‘humiliating’ departure and wants everyone to know it

Katharine Murphy

13, Apr, 2021 @10:51 AM

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Australia Post chair says he ‘will not be resigning’ over former CEO’s scandal – as it happened
Holgate says she was ‘humiliated’ by prime minister Scott Morrison; man dies of coronavirus in Queensland. This blog is now closed

Michael McGowan (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

13, Apr, 2021 @9:31 AM

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Christine Holgate unleashes on Australia Post board during stinging Senate inquiry hearing
Former chief executive states ‘I was bullied and humiliated’ as chair Lucio Di Bartolomeo says Holgate was treated badly but is not owed an apology

Amy Remeikis

13, Apr, 2021 @8:35 AM

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NDIS cost-cutting taskforce told to reduce growth in participants and spending
National Disability Insurance Agency quietly forms unit to avoid ‘cost overrun in 2021-22’

Luke Henriques-Gomes

13, Apr, 2021 @6:26 AM

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Doctors say $21bn could be saved by eliminating avoidable hospital admissions for older Australians
AMA urges Coalition to involve GPs more in aged care and raise Medicare rebate for longer visits to achieve the savings

Elias Visontay

13, Apr, 2021 @4:41 AM

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The Pfizer vaccine is now crucial to Australia. Why the secrecy about how much we have? | Melissa Davey
Scott Morrison says more Covid vaccine transparency is ‘a good idea’. Let’s start with some basics

Melissa Davey

13, Apr, 2021 @2:20 AM

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Australians are increasingly frustrated at the slow vaccine rollout – and they blame the federal government | Peter Lewis
Scott Morrison’s upbeat announcements that Australia would be at the front of the pack have become a rod for his back

Peter Lewis

13, Apr, 2021 @1:08 AM

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Australia won’t buy Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose Covid vaccine due to AstraZeneca similarities
Europe’s drug regulator currently reviewing four cases of rare blood clots in company’s Janssen jab, which like AstraZeneca, is an adenovirus vaccine

Paul Karp

12, Apr, 2021 @10:28 PM

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Thousands of Myanmar citizens in Australia at risk of being deported to violence back home
Labor urges Morrison government to extend the stay of temporary visa holders and expand sanctions against military figures

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

12, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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More than half of Australians think Covid vaccine rollout is too slow, poll suggests
Essential poll finds Scott Morrison’s approval at lowest in a year and approval of Coalition management of pandemic down eight points in a month

Katharine Murphy, Political editor

12, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Andrew Laming blocked from recontesting next election after backflip on pledge to quit politics
Queensland MP had vowed to quit parliament after it was alleged he had harassed women online and taken an inappropriate photo

Sarah Martin

12, Apr, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Delay in vaccine rollout ‘not expected to derail’ economic recovery, Australian treasurer says
December economic forecast assumed vaccination program would be in place by late 2021 but government now says ‘Covid writes its own rules’

Katharine Murphy Political editor

12, Apr, 2021 @9:08 AM

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