Scott Morrison rejects 'low blow' criticism of Father's Day trip from Bill Shorten

Finn McHugh
Harley Dennett
By Finn McHugh, and Harley Dennett
Updated September 7 2021 - 9:20am, first published 3:15am

The Prime Minister has dismissed criticism of him taking advantage of special exemptions and Air Force flights to take a Father's Day trip to Sydney while over half of Australians remain in lockdown as "cheap politics".

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.

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