It’s been a horror week for Scott Morrison, with unprecedented levels of bloodletting, allegations of bullying, lying and of politicizing flood funding. Then, Michael Towke – the man who accused Scott Morrison of “racial vilification” in a Liberal Party ballot more than a decade ago, claimed a federal cabinet minister had texted him to say “I believe you” in response to his allegations.
The only glimmer of hope for the Prime Minister was the High Court’s decision to not intervene in an ugly factional battle in NSW that threatened the Party’s chances in a number of crucial seats.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese, meanwhile, is positioned where he told his team he’d be as the fourth quarter begins – kicking with the wind and ahead in the polls.
But momentum in politics — like sport — can shift under your feet, and the government is hoping that the Prime Minister’s visit to the Governor-General sparks a second miracle.
Patricia Karvelas, filling in for David Speers, interviews Deputy Labor Leader Richard Marles right on the cusp of the election being called.
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