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"Don’t think for a moment that today’s self-outing of the accused cabinet minister wasn’t every bit as stage-managed and media-savvy as everything else this government does." – @BernardKeane
Three of Scott Morrison’s closest friends and associates have teamed up to form a new advisory firm that will help foreign companies get government approval to buy up Australian assets.
Free from the paywall: The government is planning to give itself the power to override restrictions on accessing journalists' data as part of a deal with the United States to spy on each others' citizens.
"The prime minister stands at the lectern and announces and intones, but nothing ever happens except whatever is needed to meet the political demands of the day. Policy, leadership, actual substance are all beyond him." @BernardKeane