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PM bogged and vulnerable in the face of the enemy's guns

Jack Waterford
By Jack Waterford
Updated February 7 2022 - 3:42am, first published February 4 2022 - 1:50am
Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks about his management of the pandemic at the National Press Club on Tuesday. Picture: Getty Images

Scott Morrison may have surrendered the election this week. In a speech meant to reset the government's path to victory in May, he effectively permissioned Labor to claim that the election would be a referendum on pandemic management, particularly over the past few months. He made it virtually certain that the focus of the campaign will be on the past, rather than the future, because he doesn't have a future to describe. And he left open a more fundamental issue - his own character, his personal record, and his fitness for the task of leading Australia over the next three years.

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Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.

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