Less than a year after an election fought over franking credits, the Coalition government has dropped more than $200 billion to keep Australians afloat with almost complete support from the opposition.
Political fault lines seem to have been smoothed over, as leaders work together to save Australia from a health and economic crisis. Bills are passed without debate. Union boss Sally McManus and government Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter are now buds. One of Scott Morrison’s key advisory bodies includes former Labor minister Greg Combet. State premiers of both political colours are happily enjoined with the national cabinet.
But politics never really went away. Beneath the face of bipartisanship, there are plenty of fights going on, from politics to business, sport and the media.