Scott Morrison had a chance to secure some credibility on climate action yesterday, but opted for the same facile talking points we've been hearing for years.
Good morning, early birds. Labor helps the Coalition pass unprecedented surveillance laws. Plus, the Fair Work Commission gets inundated by employer-friendly appointments. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Crikey readers respond to the state of politics at play at the Wentworth byelection.
Good morning, early birds! Independent Kerryn Phelps has extended her lead over Liberal Dave Sharma's late surge in the weekend's Wentworth byelection, Julia Gillard calls for the government to apologise like it means it, and tourists won't stop ruining Uluru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Climate change has run up the list of priorities for voters in Wentworth. Will a hail mary appearance by John Howard secure the Libs?
Even if the Liberals hang on in Wentworth, they will likely face more high-profile locals in safe seats, sucking resources away from the real election battles in the marginals.
Here's where things currently stand for key candidates Kerryn Phelps, Tim Murray and Dave Sharma.
The Morrison government is coming to be characterised by misjudgement — reflecting not just a lack of experience but a lack of core values.