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Federal election 2022: Morrison govt's 'teal' scare campaign another hypocritical message

Mark Kenny
By Mark Kenny
Updated May 18 2022 - 6:16am, first published May 13 2022 - 7:30pm
Scott Morrison is already leading a minority government with Barnaby Joyce, making government-led scare campaigns over "teal" candidates another hypocritical string to the Liberals' bow. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

An international colleague asked me recently why we hold these high-octane election debates when Australians don't get to vote for the leaders directly anyway?

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Mark Kenny

Mark Kenny

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Mark Kenny is The Canberra Times' political analyst and a professor at the ANU's Australian Studies Institute. He is a director of the National Press Club and hosts the Democracy Sausage podcast. He writes a column every Sunday.

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