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Scott Morrison softened his defiant language on climate change action amid UK trade deal

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Scott Morrison softened his defiant language on climate action in a foreign policy speech in June 2021, shortly after officials appeared to have finalised the environment-related parts of the Australia-UK free trade a...

Scott Morrison softens language on wage rises amid pressure on cost of living

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Scott Morrison has softened his language on wage rises as he faces mounting concern about the cost of living. The prime minister on Tuesday also urged drivers to dob in operators suspected of jacking up petrol prices....

Scott Morrison defends marginal seat spending saying MPs ‘know what their community needs’

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The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has defended spending taxpayer funds for projects in marginal seats – including those criticised by the auditor general - saying MPs have more idea about community needs than “publi...

Morrison stance on minimum wages branded ‘hypocrisy’ as student loans remain indexed at inflation rate

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The national students’ union has branded the prime minister a hypocrite for warning minimum wages cannot keep pace with inflation, while also requiring higher education loan repayments be indexed to consumer prices. S...

Scott Morrison defends delaying protections for LGBTQ students as party tensions resurface

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Scott Morrison has claimed gay students are not being expelled from religious schools while defending his decision to delay protections for them until after the passage of the religious discrimination bill. The Labor ...

Scott Morrison suggests Anthony Albanese is using Covid as an excuse in response to ‘brain fog’ question

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Scott Morrison has insinuated that Anthony Albanese is using his Covid infection to excuse poor performances and suggested the Labor leader “can’t hack the campaign”. Morrison used a campaign event in Western Austral...

Scott Morrison has not spoken to Solomon Islands prime minister since calling election

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Scott Morrison has not spoken with the prime minister of Solomon Islands since the Australian election campaign began but insists he wants to put the countries’ relationship back on a positive footing. The Australian ...

Scott Morrison warns overly powerful Icac could turn Australia into ‘public autocracy’

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Scott Morrison has ratcheted up his warnings against a powerful national anti-corruption commission, arguing handing control over to “faceless officials” could turn Australia into “some kind of public autocracy”. Amid...

Dominic Perrottet says Scott Morrison ‘absolutely’ went too far by calling Icac a kangaroo court

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The New South Wales premier, Dominic Perrottet, has said he believes Scott Morrison went too far in describing the state’s anti-corruption watchdog as a “kangaroo court”. After the Independent Commission Against Corru...

NSW Icac chief defends agency after Scott Morrison criticised its powers and investigations

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The head of New South Wales’ anti-corruption watchdog has taken a thinly veiled swipe at recent criticisms of the body, including from the prime minister, saying they are “misguided and unfounded”. Chief commissioner ...

Scott Morrison forced to clarify net zero commitment amid Coalition division

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The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has tried to play down divisions within the Coalition over its commitment to net zero by 2050, saying it is “absolutely” the government’s policy. Labor criticised the “spectacular” ...

Scott Morrison accuses Labor of ‘sewer tactics’ over Gladys Liu attack ad

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The Coalition has accused Labor of “sewer tactics” over what Josh Frydenberg described as a “racist” attack ad targeting Liberal Gladys Liu, that accuses the Chisholm MP of spreading fake news and trying to trick vote...

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