Parliament is hyperventilating with rumour. The Libs are promoting mischief, Rudd's phone is ringing hot, Labor pollies are calling it all "bullshit" and this week Shorten has gone AWOL for "personal reasons". The word now is it's all over for Swan.
Successive Labor Governments have repeatedly attempted to muzzle the media and Senator Conroy is just the latest to have a tilt at the windmill.
So Bob Carr belatedly attempts to rescue a damsel in distress? How chivalrous of the appointed one.
As a Catholic Conclave gathers this week to elect a new Leader so too does a crippled ALP Caucus. As a Catholic Church seeks relevance in a modern World so too does the ALP. As a Catholic Church clings desperately to archaic ideology so too does Labor.
He can handle a mop and a mullet, thought he was Elvis, was a big noting bikie, owed lots of money in Shepparton and on the Gold Coast, cops found him full of grog when he crashed his car and he dudded his own family out of $80,000.
Gillard's McTernan inspired "Go West" nonsense has not given her Caucus supporters heart and her fate now rests in the sweaty hands of Bill Shorten.
Curtin Detention Centre is used to detain the more intractable of illegal boat people. Many rioters from Darwin were sent to the remote desert wasteland camp east of Derby in WA.
At about 4pm yesterday Tony Abbott took a call from Victorian Premier, Ted Baillieu. He walked 10 paces away and was told that his (Ted's) problem was insoluble.
I agree, the carbon tax is a headache for Tony Abbott BUT.... there is light at the end of the tunnel and I am immune to Gillard Labor games.
Tony Abbott is starting to backtrack on carbon tax abolition. In reality he always had to do that. When Gillard said it was designed so Abbott could not unravel it, for once she was sort of telling the truth.
Prime Minister Gillard is dancing to the tune of the unions in not allowing illegal immigrants to work. She is also attacking Section 457 workers. Both moves are designed to maximise unions' bargaining power.
Once upon a time Westenders were the elite and Eastenders the working class. But that was in Europe where prevailing westerly winds carried the stench of refuse and open sewage away from the most expensive West land toward the East.