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.
Labor tells a story without pictures: now that’s confidence

Labor tells a story without pictures: now that’s confidence

Labor candidates emphasise how rare it is for their party to win from opposition. It's the talk of the poker ...
Morrison stands at the gates of Rome, but the fall is imminent

Morrison stands at the gates of Rome, but the fall is imminent

Josh Frydenberg may be secretly breathing a sign of relief. The man likely to be the first Australian treasurer in ...
No dialogue for the deaf, and many minds have been made up

No dialogue for the deaf, and many minds have been made up

The third debate may not have changed many minds. An amazing 961,000 prepoll votes have already been cast, ...
People’s liberation: the China migrant media syndrome

People’s liberation: the China migrant media syndrome

There are Chinese Australians who applaud Australian government policy on China. There are Chinese Australians who ...
After Honest John gave us a vision of the real Albo, the real Albo stepped up

After Honest John gave us a vision of the real Albo, the real Albo stepped up

Anthony Albanese has hinted that his caution is a clever ruse. ‘‘One of the things we are doing at this election ...
No Gunner, no Gutwein … no glory for ScoMo?

No Gunner, no Gutwein … no glory for ScoMo?

Three of the nine government heads that made up National Cabinet have moved, or been moved on, in the past two ...
Having our say on the same day: it’s a pity we’re not all doing it together in suffrage city

Having our say on the same day: it’s a pity we’re not all doing it together in suffrage city

The continuing pandemic will have made many people wary of a crowded school hall. But what about the rest? ...

Ranting blokes after dark – the not so Great Debate

Morrison and Albanese spent much of the leaders' debate shouting at each other.
No Teal surprises from Turnbull: apres Malcolm, le deluge

No Teal surprises from Turnbull: apres Malcolm, le deluge

Malcolm Turnbull's endorsement of the Teal candidates over the Liberal Party he led in two stints is not one of ...
Public right to know? Gotcha journalism? How to alienate everyone

Public right to know? Gotcha journalism? How to alienate everyone

Another gotcha moment for Albanese. The media aren’t there to be chooks, nibbling on the politicians’ pearls of ...
The way we were: come back Josh, says 2022

The way we were: come back Josh, says 2022

Frydenberg wanted us to be grateful for the low unemployment and remember that inflation is higher everywhere ...
Vote party line no matter national interest? Right, said Fred

Vote party line no matter national interest? Right, said Fred

A key participant in the greatest act of constitutional vandalism in Australian political history is now the voice ...

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