Malcolm Farr, The Guardian

Malcolm Farr

The Guardian

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Past articles by Malcolm:

The idea that MPs only look after themselves lingers, as pressure builds over closed anti-corruption hearings

For the integrity watchdog to rebuild voter trust in politicians, it must be transparent and earn that trust → Read More

Albanese can no longer blame policy delays on the Queen’s death. Next week will be a scramble to deliver on promises

The PM will face strong challenges from the opposition on election pledges – how he performs could determine momentum heading into 2023 → Read More

The pageantry of the royal succession has all but eliminated debate on an Australian republic

The full apparatus of the monarchy has been deployed to preserve itself – rousing nostalgia for an age when the world bowed to Britain → Read More

Albanese claims he can’t stop them, but the stage three tax cuts threaten his political legacy

The cuts benefit the wealthy over the strugglers, ploughing fertile ground for conspiracy theorists to accuse MPs of looking after themselves → Read More

The election outcome exposes a gaping disconnect between News Corp and voters

Unable to convince Australians to follow its course, News Corp’s failed campaign demonstrates its political impotence → Read More

The gotcha question is all about reporters doing a star turn. It’s rudeness journalism

Anthony Albanese should know the jobless rate and all six points of his NDIS policy – but press conferences shouldn’t be random baiting → Read More

Politics 101: voters forced to pay higher mortgage rates don't reelect governments

An interest rate rise during the election campaign could have consequences as huge as our rampant real estate market. → Read More

Barnaby's dam not worth a damn with no $$s and no environmental approval

The deputy PM's big plan to build a dam in north Queensland has no funding, and has been denied environment approval for nearly 60 years. → Read More

Two rorts don't make a right: is Labor guilty of pork-barrelling?

Is Labor's promise of $750 million in funding just usual election campaigning or rorts in the making? → Read More

It’s one thing for Macron to call Morrison a liar, but quite another when the accusation comes from inside the Coalition

Brutal character assessments in leaked text messages were never intended to be seen by the prime minister – but the damage has been done → Read More

It was ugly and embarrassing, and the Djokovic saga only ever had one possible ending

After inexplicably failing to foresee the problem, Scott Morrison was left with only one solution: play the border security card → Read More

Australians are at risk as too many of our leaders abdicate responsibility for Covid to pander to their political base

The notion that no government is good government is a debate topic, not a response to a crisis – and it is easily converted into camouflage for incompetence → Read More

In less than a week as acting PM, Michael McCormack has given conservatives a licence to lie

Previously seen as an antidote to his predecessor Barnaby Joyce, McCormack has now created his own brand of recklessness → Read More

Whatever kudos Gladys Berejiklian has won from handling the pandemic, it's diminishing

The NSW premier is aware she has been seen by critics as the wimp of the virus fighters. Still she flinches → Read More

Tony Abbott's proposed job as the UK's hired gun on trade is a baffling choice

Abbott is the hairy-chested variety of deal maker, preferring bulldozer tactics to finesse → Read More

Coalition credibility is only as strong as its weakest link – and right now that's Angus Taylor

There’s no evidence the minister did the dodgy document deed himself. But someone did and it’s hard to believe he doesn’t know who → Read More

Labor framing Eden-Monaro byelection as community versus Morrison government

Campaign shaping up as big-name Liberal and National candidates against local mayor Kristy McBain → Read More

Bridget McKenzie's submission to sports grants inquiry fails to explain role of PM's office

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Scott Morrison sets his sights on 'once-in-a-century' byelection win in Eden-Monaro

Coalition hopes to make the most of voter support for its management of coronavirus in the looming contest → Read More

Angus Taylor makes distinction between 'downloading' and 'accessing' document in Clover Moore attack

Energy minister rejects reports he refused to be interviewed by police as embarrassing misfire continues to trouble him → Read More