The Morrison Government – Governing through crisis 2019 – 2022, with Dr Chris Wallace

April 19, 2023

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Dr Chris Wallace

Political Historian

Leading thinkers on the policies and leadership of the Morrison Government from 2019 to 2022

Australia has rarely endured as many difficulties as it did during the COVID-19 pandemic-dominated Morrison Government’s term of office, from its surprise 2019 election win to the 2022 poll. How did government perform? How did policy and administration fare during this tumultuous political period? Was Australia’s national government resilient in the face of the massive pandemic challenge, and how were its operations reshaped by it?

Leading journalists and scholars, including Karen Middleton, Michelle Grattan, Chris Wallace, Julianne Schultz, Katharine Murphy, Stephen Duckett, Brendan McCaffrie, Stan Grant, Geoffrey Watson, Renée Leon and Per Capita’s own Emma Dawson, answer these questions in a new book that offers a searching examination of policy and leadership under the Morrison Government.

Political historian Dr Chris Wallace joined us at our April John Cain Lunch to discuss the book.

Chris Wallace is a professor at the Faculty of Business Government and Law, University of Canberra. Wallace was formerly a longstanding member of the Canberra Press Gallery, and her political analysis and commentary currently appears in Nikkei Asia, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Saturday Paper and The Conversation.

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