Analysis

A Prime Minister that knows when to fold 'em

Michelle Grattan
By Michelle Grattan
Updated July 1 2021 - 5:21pm, first published September 4 2020 - 6:30pm

The national cabinet, created to impose maximum unity on Australia's response to COVID-19, has formally fractured. It hasn't broken altogether, but the rubber band holding it together has been stretched too far and has now dramatically slackened.

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Michelle Grattan

Michelle Grattan is a press gallery journalist and former editor of The Canberra Times. She is a professorial fellow at the University of Canberra and writes for The Conversation, where her columns also appear.