6 issues on Scott Morrison’s mind this summer

- December 23, 2020 5 MIN READ

When he ended 2019 amid literal and political smoke, it would have seemed inconceivable Scott Morrison could finish 2020 on a high. Or that he’d have reached there on the back of Australia’s worst downturn since the Depression. Morrison learned from his mistakes of last summer, about how he needed to adapt his own style,… Read more »


Morrison government’s message to Daniel Andrews: ‘open faster’

- September 28, 2020 4 MIN READ

Daniel Andrews’ Sunday announcement of some modest steps out of lockdown will bring both relief and reassurance to many Victorians, but frustration to those who think he should move faster. PM wants Melbourne restrictions eased sooner Certainly, the Morrison government wants the state to take bigger strides. As the federal government finalises next week’s budget,… Read more »


PM: JobKeeper and Jobseeker schemes to be continued at reduced rates

- July 21, 2020 2 MIN READ

The government’s lifeline to small businesses and the unemployed – the JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments – will be extended past their original September cut-off date to continue to provide support to Australians during the coronavirus crisis. The prime minister Scott Morrison announced the wage subsidy program and unemployment benefit schemes would extend for a further… Read more »


Unemployment rises as government announces new JobTrainer funding

- July 16, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australia’s unemployment rate has risen from 7.1 per cent to 7.4 per cent in June despite an influx of over 211,000 jobs in the market. The Australian Bureau of Statistics figures were released just minutes before Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the government’s latest tranche of coronavirus stimulus. JobTrainer joins the ranks of JobKeeper, JobSeeker… Read more »


Moratorium on evictions, elderly to self isolate & groups of two the new order

- March 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

The PM has further increased the restrictions surrounding mass gatherings in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 infections. Following the national cabinet meeting today, prime minister Scott Morrison has announced the government is slashing the number of people now allowed to gather in public from 10 to two (excluding family/household members). Playgrounds, outdoor… Read more »


Pubs and clubs, places of worship, casinos and sporting facilities to close from midday

- March 22, 2020 4 MIN READ

Pubs, gyms, restaurants, clubs, casinos and even churches will be forced to close from midday on March 23 under increased social distancing rules being implemented by the federal government. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the national closure of a range of indoor venues following a meeting with state and territory leaders on Sunday evening. Earlier… Read more »

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Morrison calls for better behaviour from the nation saying ‘we can do this’

- March 19, 2020 2 MIN READ

Speaking at a press conference where he announced historic restrictions to entry to Australia, the prime minister Scott Morrison chastised the nation’s citizens for unAustralian behaviour. The reprimand came as news spread of panic buying causing a short-term lack of supply for over the counter medicines. While the PM said there have been wonderful stories… Read more »


Coronavirus crisis: PM updates the new rules for Australia

- March 18, 2020 6 MIN READ

With the coronavirus crisis worsening, the PM Scott Morrison and Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy have outlined the latest government plans to tackle the spread of COVID-19. Life in Australia is set to become very different in the months and weeks ahead.


PM planning next wave of stimulus

- March 16, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The prime minister Scott Morrison is expected to announce a second stimulus package – this time focusing on self-employed and households –  as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to have an effect on the Australian economy. AFR reports the PM is set to sit down with the treasurer Josh Frydenberg and finance minister… Read more »