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The Morrison Government

Governing through crisis, 2019-2022

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Leading thinkers on the policies and leadership of the Morrison Government from 2019 to 2022

Australia has rarely endured as many difficulties as it did during the COVID-19 pandemic-dominated Morrison Government’s term of office, from its surprise 2019 election win to the 2022 poll. How did government perform? How did policy and administration fare during this tumultuous political period? Was Australia’s national government resilient in the face of the massive pandemic challenge, and how were its operations reshaped by it?

Leading journalists and scholars, including Karen Middleton, Michelle Grattan, Chris Wallace, Julianne Schultz, Katharine Murphy, Stephen Duckett, Brendan McCaffrie, Stan Grant, Geoffrey Watson and Renée Leon, answer these questions in a searching examination of policy and leadership under the Morrison Government.

'A penetrating examination of policy and leadership by leading journalists and scholars.' PS News

'A valuable and accessible cross-section study.' — Steven Carroll, Sydney Morning Herald/The Age