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Win-win for private schools: Morrison's cash splash fixes politics, not policy

Win-win for private schools: Morrison's cash splash fixes politics, not policy

The latest salvo in the school funding war shows that when lobbyists kick up a fuss, they get results.

  • by Michael Koziol

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Scott Morrison's $1.2 billion bonus for private schools slammed as a 'slush fund'
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Scott Morrison's $1.2 billion bonus for private schools slammed as a 'slush fund'

Critics accuse the government of throwing cash at the powerful and well connected.

  • by Michael Koziol & Jordan Baker
Best of Fairfax cartoons September 20, 2018
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Best of Fairfax cartoons September 20, 2018

Fairfax Media's talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their very own humorous version of the news of the day.

$4.6 million for non-government schools announced
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$4.6 million for non-government schools announced

The new funds will be phased in over a decade and be distributed on the basis of the socio-economic status of each school.

Contractors to be face-to-face with Centrelink customers in new trial
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Contractors to be face-to-face with Centrelink customers in new trial

The main public service union is worried about the move, which is the latest increase in the agency's use of contractors.

  • by Sally Whyte
Peter Dutton narrowly avoids no confidence motion over au pair saga
Peter Dutton

Peter Dutton narrowly avoids no confidence motion over au pair saga

The Greens and Labor sought to embarrass the Home Affairs Minister after they accused him of misleading Parliament.

  • by Fergus Hunter
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces $4.6 billion school funding fix
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces $4.6 billion school funding fix

The Morrison government will inject another $4.6 billion into private schools in a bid to end the education funding wars.

  • by Michael Koziol
Ann Sudmalis and Jenny Macklin given United Nations secondment in New York ahead of retirement
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Ann Sudmalis and Jenny Macklin given United Nations secondment in New York ahead of retirement

Sudmalis was offered the role following her explosive claims of "bullying, betrayal and backstabbing".

  • by Fergus Hunter
Scott Morrison makes 'brmm, brmm' in a big rig, just like Donald Trump
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Scott Morrison makes 'brmm, brmm' in a big rig, just like Donald Trump

Australia's new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, emulates Donald Trump by climbing aboard a big truck and making weird faces.

  • by Tony Wright
Leyonhjelm says comments helped Hanson-Young's re-election prospects
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Leyonhjelm says comments helped Hanson-Young's re-election prospects

David Leyonhjelm's lawyers say his "stop shagging men" comment was "much more likely" to benefit Sarah Hanson-Young politically than to hurt her reputation.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn

The latest illustrations from artist Andrew Weldon

Andrew Weldon has been a contributor to The Age and The Sunday Age for many years. His cartoons have been published widely nationally and internationally, including in The New Yorker, The Spectator and Private Eye. He has published two book collections of his work and several childrens' books. He smells funny.