Tampa 2.0? Scott Morrison cannot run the 2001 election campaign John Howard did: Phillipa McGuinness

The existential – and actual – threat in 2001 was terrorism. We argued about the Kyoto protocol then, but now climate change is what panics us. Now it is harder to merge the issues of national security with asylum seekers, which may be why the home affairs minister Peter Dutton appears to channel Donald Trump at his most base when he suggests some offshore detainees may be rapists and paedophiles.