Scott Morrison has made three recent changes to lockdown support payments – and more are likely to come

The virus is moving so fast that the scale of the most recent lockdowns will be difficult to predict and has forced changes to emergency relief payments.

Scott Morrison raises the alarm about escalating cyber attacks with British intelligence chiefs

New figures show there has been a 200 per cent increase in reports of ransomware attacks to Australia’s premier cyber security agency in recent months.

Queen to make rare appearance at G7 summit before meeting with Scott Morrison

In a touch of symbolism in the Cornwall setting, first lady Jill Biden wore a black jacket with the word “LOVE” embroidered on the upper back, which she said was […]

‘Don’t have to become like them’: Singapore advises Australia to work with China

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has offered his view on how to handle relations with the rising superpower after a meeting with Scott Morrison on Thursday.

Scott Morrison asks global allies to defend freedom over autocracy, warning of competition with China

G7 leaders are planning an ambitious pledge on climate change but the Prime Minister will stand apart from other advanced economies by not going any further on Australia’s existing commitments.

Scott Morrison’s the man for optimistic narratives but one day Australia will need hard truths

A conversation about what risk the nation is prepared to live with is coming but can this government do it with the honesty and complexity required?

A reality TV star and flight attendant take on Liberal stalwarts in preselection

Sharn Coombes, a criminal barrister of 20 years, will take on a former MP and a flight attendant for a south-eastern seat potentially crucial to Scott Morrison’s election chances.

Victoria COVID LIVE updates: Scott Morrison announces COVID payment for Australians in lockdown as state records three new local cases

The Victorian government has extended the seven-day lockdown for metropolitan Melbourne but regional Victorians will win some freedoms back from midnight tonight. Follow our live coronavirus coverage.

Victoria funds business lockdown support amid ‘anger, disappointment’ with federal leaders

But the Federal government has hit back, with Scott Morrison saying Victoria has had generous funding from Canberra, and it wanted to “ensure Victoria doesn’t close itself again”.

‘A wake-up call’: Federal Labor debates its direction after NSW byelection loss

While some downplay the NSW byelection loss, the reaction to the result plays into a real divide inside the party over how to take on Scott Morrison.

‘It’s not optional for a minister’: Growing disquiet among Liberal MPs over Christian Porter’s media silence

Christian Porter is the only minister from Scott Morrison’s March reshuffle who is yet to hold a press conference or give an interview.

Dick says PM’s plan to keep international borders shut will hit state finances

Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick says the next state budget will need a reset after Scott Morrison’s comments on Sunday that the borders may stay closed indefinitely.