George Christensen

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George Christensen ramps up conspiracy theory and anti-vaxx commentary as signs suggest possible media brand launch
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Ben Smee

21, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Prayer and Pushback event gives a taste of the fearmongering to come when federal parliament resumes | Paul Karp
Beauty parade of anti-lockdown, anti-vaccination mandate MPs suggests we can look forward to a bin fire of pandemic policy dissent

Paul Karp

21, Jan, 2022 @6:28 AM

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Australia offers visa fee refund to lure international workers and students as Morrison defends handling of pandemic
Prime minister tells backpackers and students to ‘come on down’ as critical workforce shortages bite

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

19, Jan, 2022 @7:35 AM

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Scott Morrison rebukes George Christensen for ‘dangerous messages’ on vaccinating children
Prime minister, who has denied it’s hypocritical to deport Novak Djokovic while government MPs spread misinformation, says Covid vaccinations ‘save lives’

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

18, Jan, 2022 @7:32 AM

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Banks should be forced to service all ‘law-abiding businesses’, inquiry finds
Inquiry concludes banks should have to service businesses including coal and live animal export industries

Paul Karp

17, Dec, 2021 @3:28 AM

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Conspiracy, Covid and the Coalition: why are more of its MPs appealing to the alt-right?
From vaccine scepticism to calls to ‘drain the billabong’, a growing number of Liberal and National figures are playing directly to the political fringes

Paul Karp

10, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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PM targeted on integrity bill in question time – as it happened
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Josh Taylor (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

25, Nov, 2021 @8:39 AM

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George Christensen advocates for civil disobedience as vaccine mandates rock Coalition
Labor leader calls on Morrison to condemn member for Dawson after he likened mandates to decrees by ‘Hitler and Pol Pot’

Katharine Murphy and Paul Karp

24, Nov, 2021 @10:38 AM

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Scott Morrison will return home to a fight on two fronts – and one could prove ruinous | Katharine Murphy
Replacing Christian Porter is just the start of the PM’s problems, as climate jostling in the National party over net zero threatens to spill into all-out warfare

Katharine Murphy

26, Sep, 2021 @6:29 AM

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Scott Morrison backs vaccine passports, saying businesses have right to refuse entry
Amid resistance within the Coalition, PM says vaccination pass has ‘nothing to do with ideology’ and helps protect workers and clients

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

25, Aug, 2021 @3:13 AM

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Barnaby Joyce on George Christensen: don’t ‘prod the bear’
Asked whether MP should not be rebuked for contradicting health advice during a pandemic, deputy PM replies: ‘That’s dead right’

Katharine Murphy Political editor

12, Aug, 2021 @1:13 AM

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Facebook removes George Christensen’s anti-lockdown speech for breaching Covid misinformation policy
Social media giant found MP’s speech to federal parliament contained ‘harmful health information’

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

11, Aug, 2021 @9:30 AM

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