Michelle Grattan, overdosing on irony:
If it emerges that the Coalition is not telling the full story of its contact with Ashby, that will reflect very badly on it. But the government should be careful: in its quest for a smoking gun, it should beware finding itself on the wrong side of the real issue.
“The real issue”? ABOUT TIME. So we’re going to finally discuss politics in terms of actual policy? No more of this horse-race personality politics bullshit? Can’t wait. “The real issue” me, please, Michelle.
It’s pretty sensational to have a police inquiry into a Speaker, and a bit unfortunate when you’ve wooed him to be your man.
Vic budget – slashing services for the poor, building $500m private prison. Contrast ignored by media