Scott Morrison

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Morrison blasted for treating rape allegations as ‘media and political issue’
Friend of woman who made the allegation, which is denied, says it’s ‘basic logic’ that independent inquiry is needed to lift cloud over a member of cabinet

Paul Karp

08, Mar, 2021 @5:14 AM

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Linda Reynolds extends sick leave amid ongoing controversy over Brittany Higgins
The defence minister, who has apologised for calling Higgins a ‘lying cow’, is being treated for a pre-existing medical condition

07, Mar, 2021 @1:44 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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Centrelink must review welfare debts after tribunal casts further doubt on income averaging, senator says
Rex Patrick calls on the government to reassess all social security debts ‘calculated unlawfully using averaging of payslips’

Luke Henriques-Gomes

05, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Canberra's pale, stale and male tribe is missing the moment – as it did with Julia Gillard's misogyny speech | Katharine Murphy
Scott Morrison needs to realise this is a cultural reckoning, not some political problem to treat with diversions and a production line of straw men

Katharine Murphy

05, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Linda Reynolds signals she is prepared to apologise to Brittany Higgins for calling her a 'lying cow'
Scott Morrison defends defence minister over comments he says were made in private and in the heat of the moment

Katharine Murphy and Amy Remeikis

05, Mar, 2021 @1:33 AM

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More friends and family of Christian Porter accuser back calls for rape allegation inquiry
The attorney general acknowledges he may have seen the woman after 1988, despite saying he had no recollection of further contact

Paul Karp, Christopher Knaus and Katharine Murphy

04, Mar, 2021 @9:53 AM

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Scott Morrison rejects calls for independent inquiry into rape allegation against Christian Porter
PM says rule of law must prevail over ‘mob’ justice – and he will welcome back his attorney general

Paul Karp and Daniel Hurst

04, Mar, 2021 @3:52 AM

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Scott Morrison must call an independent inquiry into the Christian Porter rape allegation. It’s the only valid course | Katharine Murphy
The PM needs to decide whether to let the attorney general’s defence be the last word on the case or to represent all the interests involved, including the alleged victim’s

Katharine Murphy

03, Mar, 2021 @10:41 AM

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Australia news live: Christian Porter says he is entirely innocent of historical rape allegation
The attorney general makes a statement in Perth saying he will not step down. This blog is now closed

Michael McGowan, Amy Remeikis and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

03, Mar, 2021 @8:32 AM

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Grace Tame rebukes Scott Morrison for his handling of sexual assault claims
Australian of the year says prime minister has ‘clearly not’ lived up to his expressed hope that rape survivors feel they will be believed

Amy Remeikis

03, Mar, 2021 @6:25 AM

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Cost of Australia’s aged care system to soar to $36bn a year if cheapest royal commission reforms adopted
Economists predict extra yearly costs for the sector could rise to $15.5bn if the government opted for a more ambitious path

Elias Visontay

02, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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