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Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s contributing editor. He has been published in the Washington PostThe New York TimesThe GuardianThe New RepublicWIRED, the Paris Review and others.

A unitary theory of funding cuts

Prime Minister Morrison let COVID-19 make funding cuts for him, and hence devastate the Coalition’s longstanding foes – the public service, the ABC, the arts and the tertiary education sector – through government negligence rather than active measures. A competent response to the pandemic, and a tentative Opposition fearful of being wedged, can both take care of the polling.

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