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Scott Morrison’s staff urged border force to publicise Sri Lankan boat interception on election day

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Scott Morrison’s staff conveyed a clear message to border force officials through Karen Andrews’ office on election day that they wanted the department to publicise the interception of a boat from Sri Lanka, Guardian ...

Scott Morrison sheds tears as he gives last prime minister’s speech at his church

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Scott Morrison has choked back tears as he addressed his church hours after conceding election defeat in what he said would be “the last thing I say as PM”. The outgoing prime minister said he had experienced “a very ...

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’s Aukus middleman has not lobbied US officials since landmark deal announced, document shows

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Scott Morrison’s Aukus middleman has not lobbied any US officials since the landmark security deal was announced, despite a previous agreement with the prime minister “to engage with US personnel to facilitate Austral...

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...

Scott Morrison uses Liberal party campaign launch to set up housing battle with Labor

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Scott Morrison has promised Australians a “new era of opportunity” if re-elected, while pitching a fight with Labor over a centrepiece housing policy to allow first home-buyers to tap into their superannuation savings...

Builders and bulldozers: Anthony Albanese rubbishes Scott Morrison’s late attempts at change

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A buoyant Anthony Albanese declared himself a “builder” on Friday as he scoffed at Scott Morrison’s pledge to learn from mistakes he made as a “bulldozer” throughout the pandemic – a late attempt by the prime minister...

NSW government to boost funding to Icac despite Scott Morrison’s criticisms of watchdog

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The New South Wales premier, Dominic Perrottet, has defied criticisms of the state’s anti-corruption watchdog by the prime minister, announcing a boost in funding to the body. On Tuesday, Perrottet told parliament of ...

Dominic Perrottet refuses to join Scott Morrison in condemning Labor’s housing policy

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The New South Wales premier, Dominic Perrottet, has left open the prospect of supporting federal Labor’s home equity scheme, saying he is open to “new ways of thinking” on housing affordability. During a press confere...

Labor signals more aid to south-east Asia and accuses Scott Morrison of ‘bullying behaviour’ towards Pacific

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Labor has flagged an increase in aid to south-east Asia while ramping up its attack on Scott Morrison by accusing him of “bullying” behaviour that undermines Australia’s relationships with Pacific island countries. Th...

Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese clash over cost of living and integrity in messy leaders’ debate

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Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese have bickered over electricity prices, national security and a federal integrity commission in a the second leaders’ debate of the election campaign. Ahead of early voting opening o...

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...

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