Mark Sawyer

Mark Sawyer is a journalist with Michael West Media. He has extensive experience in print and digital media in Sydney, Melbourne and rural Australia.
Another one for the shame file of scare campaigns

Another one for the shame file of scare campaigns

Scott Morrison is rightly being flayed for the last ignomious act of his campaign. Alas such shenanigans have ...
The great conservative undead: don’t write off Dutton

The great conservative undead: don’t write off Dutton

It might only take the Coalition adopting a new climate target to get back into the game. Dutton, who must know ...
Maroons hold Albo at bay: Labor goes dim in Sunshine State

Maroons hold Albo at bay: Labor goes dim in Sunshine State

The Albanese government's presence in Queensland will be the lowest for any Labor government in our 121 years of ...
It’s time. Time for Labor and the Greens to say yes to love

It’s time. Time for Labor and the Greens to say yes to love

To win an election on 32.8% is not a triumph, it’s a warning. An alliance with the Greens now, while the Liberals ...
Hey 31, Mr Albanese sir, how ya doing?

Hey 31, Mr Albanese sir, how ya doing?

So Albanese is our 31st prime minister. Will people start calling him 31, in that infuriating way the two ...
Predictably, MWM can crow about what we got right

Predictably, MWM can crow about what we got right

We threw the hung parliament out the window and said Labor would govern in its own right. Keeping polls at arm's ...
A sullen nation turns its lonely eyes to Albo, but the passion is elsewhere

A sullen nation turns its lonely eyes to Albo, but the passion is elsewhere

If the polls are right, Labor will win, and with an outright majority. But an outright majority in a parliamentary ...
And Julia makes six: every PM has done something this campaign

And Julia makes six: every PM has done something this campaign

It's possible that when the counting is over, four of the seats held by our six living ex-prime ministers will be ...
Albo for Tokyo throws up a constitutional conundrum

Albo for Tokyo throws up a constitutional conundrum

A victorious Albanese will attend the Quad meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday, possibly leaving the nation without a ...
Idealism versus opportunism: Greens walk a fine line

Idealism versus opportunism: Greens walk a fine line

The Greens are a chance to go big this election. The party is determined to put a ‘’terrible government’’ to the ...
There’s money in their method:  why the parties are so late to launch

There’s money in their method: why the parties are so late to launch

By the time Morrison launched the Coalition’s election campaign on Sunday, 1.3 million people had attended a ...
Hating Barnaby Joyce: is it him, or is it us?

Hating Barnaby Joyce: is it him, or is it us?

In campaign debates, in radio stations, television studios, people to people encounters all over the nation, the ...

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