Scott Morrison has farewelled Bridget McKenzie over a conflict of interest, but the PM does not explain why the government believes she had legal authority to spend any of the $100 million in the sports rorts affair, argues Michael Jacobs.
The Federal Government’s pork-barrelling of sports grants undermines two of the most important principles of our parliamentary democracy, argues Michael Jacobs.
In the end, it all happened rather quickly, and the Australians stormed to the win which had seemed theirs for the having at the end of the first two days’ play, needing less than two hours of the fifth and final day to remove six England batters and record a convincing-looking victory by 120 runs.
How is it possible for a group of elite professional athletes to forget so much in such a short time? Michael Jacobs ponders the imponderables as the Adelaide Test hangs in the balance.
What a difference a day makes – or even an evening session. Michael Jacobs ponders the ifs, and what-ifs, of England’s resurgence at the Oval.
Two days into the Ashes Test at Adelaide Oval, it is already virtually impossible for England to win, writes Michael Jacobs.
There is an eagerness about the place to proclaim the renaissance of the Australian Test cricket team, but the truth is that it is too early to tell – and the mad scheduling of the Australian cricket season ensures that we will never know.