Despite Bob Hawke’s advice that she should not covet the ALP leadership because she has a three-year-old child, Tanya Plibersek clearly sees herself as a phoenix rising from the ashes of Julia Gillard and, like Julia, step one is the role of deputy.
I was told as a child to believe nothing of what I read and only half of what I see. It now appears the sensible course is to believe nothing of either.
Anthony Albanese never saw himself as PM, he was happy as chief Left faction poo kicker. But a week is a long time in politics and a few days counting numbers and gazing into the bathroom mirror is all Albo needed to see himself as leader of the Opposition.
A United Nations report on global warming has been postponed as the northern ice cap expands by almost one million square miles. An increase of 60 per cent.
Oh, Bill wants the ALP leadership all right, but not via a democratic vote. He wants to be handed the role without factional caucusing and further division. How honourable and considerate of Bill, how gallant!
Next year it’s likely that Tony Abbott’s carbon tax annulment Bill will successfully work its way through the Senate with the aid of a few strange bums occupying oddball, single-issue seats.
Chris Bowen: A diminutive yet ruthlessly formidable opponent who only sails a favourable wind. Intelligent but slippery and lacks integrity. Has little union backing. Will switch to where he is most personally advantaged. Abbott would have no trouble handling him. Inclusive but untrustworthy!
I expected to be elated to see the end of this bloody lot but I’m not. I’m bloody tired and angry. Just a little progress for all that pain would have been nice but no, it’s been all regress.
"Australia is crying out for a stable government and only the Coalition can be trusted to deliver what it promises": The Sydney Morning Herald. A surprise? Not really. The SMH could not escape the stench of rampant criminality in the NSW Right; the mob that installed both Rudd and Gillard... then Rudd again.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), which provides a finance stream for loony renewable energy projects, was instructed to get as much of its $10 billion budget of borrowed funds out the door before an expected change of government.