The Secret Powers of an Australian Prime Minister, Now Revealed

Scott Morrison was busy during the pandemic. In addition to being prime minister, he covertly put himself in charge of five ministries. Critics say he damaged democracy.

#albanese-anthony-1963, #australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government

Australia’s Baby Steps Toward Severing Ties With the Queen

The new Labor government has established a ministerial position to begin the process of making the country a republic. But the idea is far from the top of its agenda.

#albanese-anthony-1963, #australia, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #labor-party-australia, #referendums, #royal-families

Australia’s ‘Climate Election’ Finally Arrived. Will It Be Enough?

Voters rejected the deny-and-delay approach that has made Australia a global laggard on emission cuts. But how far the new government will go remains to be seen.

#albanese-anthony-1963, #australia, #coal, #elections, #global-warming, #politics-and-government

Anthony Albanese to Become Australian Prime Minister

Like Biden before him, Anthony Albanese enters office more on the back of disgust at the conservative incumbent than enthusiasm for his leadership.

#albanese-anthony-1963, #australia, #elections, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters