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.
People of Cook, you can make Josh Frydenberg the comeback kid

People of Cook, you can make Josh Frydenberg the comeback kid

As outrage swirls around Scott Morrison for running a secret parallel ministry, there is a little wistful musings ...
Albanese may have given kiss of death to governor-general

Albanese may have given kiss of death to governor-general

Albanese emphasised that the governor-general acts on the advice of ministers, but made no attempt to quarantine ...
Scott Morrison, pimpernel PM, is the gift that keeps giving

Scott Morrison, pimpernel PM, is the gift that keeps giving

Once upon a time he was good enough to hold multiple portfolios, now he is but a mere backbencher. But 12 weeks ...
Farewell Bearpit, hello bliss: can our dream of safe, respectful parliaments catch on?

Farewell Bearpit, hello bliss: can our dream of safe, respectful parliaments catch on?

Elizabeth Broderick's report into the culture of the NSW parliament as a workplace has generated shockwaves.
Time for Labor to bulk up and save our cherished Medicare

Time for Labor to bulk up and save our cherished Medicare

The slide in GP bulk billing continues.
Dutton shuns summit; blames Chalmers’ cunning stunt

Dutton shuns summit; blames Chalmers’ cunning stunt

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton won't be going to the national job summit in Canberra next month. He has dismissed ...
Childhood: the new frontier of economic rationalism (with some help from Twiggy)

Childhood: the new frontier of economic rationalism (with some help from Twiggy)

More people, mainly women, will be able to spend more time in the workforce when more women are trained as early ...
Marvellous Medicare is becoming Labor’s Achilles heel

Marvellous Medicare is becoming Labor’s Achilles heel

When MWM reported that bulk-billing was falling off in general medical practice, we were met with some ...
If we can cancel New York, we can cancel anywhere

If we can cancel New York, we can cancel anywhere

As the Barilaro affair rages, Labor leader Chris Minns pledged scrap the trade commissioner roles if his party ...
Adam Bandt hung out to dry, in a solar-friendly way

Adam Bandt hung out to dry, in a solar-friendly way

Responding to Bandt's claim that Labor was now the biggest threat to cutting emissions, Albanese said: ''It's a ...
Pauline, Pauline, we’re begging of you please don’t break our hearts

Pauline, Pauline, we’re begging of you please don’t break our hearts

Pauline Hanson's grandstanding brought a sour note to the occasion that is traditionally suffused with goodwill.
Crash tackled by reality: when your morality is my poison

Crash tackled by reality: when your morality is my poison

Pacific Islanders are a crucial part of rugby league. Demeaning their beliefs is counterproductive.

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