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We deserve better than the 'brutal' political game

John Warhurst
By John Warhurst
February 9 2022 - 6:25pm
Do we really want to accept animosity between our political leaders? Picture: Getty Images

The text messages criticising the Prime Minister from Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce - and, apparently, former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and an unnamed current federal cabinet minister - are startling. Scott Morrison is described as a hypocrite, a complete psycho, and a liar. But the subsequent furore has the wrong focus.

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John Warhurst

John Warhurst

Canberra Times columnist

John Warhurst is an emeritus professor of political science at the Australian National University and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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