Opinion

A government of lies, damned lies and gymnastics

By Mark Kenny
Updated July 1 2021 - 4:45pm, first published March 5 2020 - 1:00pm
Voters have always been willing to accept a degree of deception from their politicians. But what the Morrison government is up to is different. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Beyond their haughty dismissal as minor political fascinations, what's the thread running through (i) last year's White House exclusion of Scott Morrison's Hillsong pastor Brian Houston; (ii) the secrecy used to hide the Prime Minister's Hawaii hightail during the bushfire crisis; and (iii) his office's active involvement in the allocation of sports grants before (and after) the 2019 election was called?

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