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.
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.
The monsoon and cyclone season used to mean a sharp decrease in illegal arrivals. Not any more because those who propose getting here by boat can read polls.
Okay, so I'm a xenophobe and a racist? To be honest I couldn't give a stuff any more. What is happening to my country and yours is plain wrong.
A bit of botox in that forehead, a little cutaneous renewal, a makeup make-over, a new wardrobe of Chanel creations and the old Julia of the Socialist hard Left is almost unrecognisable.
We languish in the bottom half of the World's best educated kids and this disastrous problem won't be solved by reading Bunyip stories to kids for the benefit of film crews.
Media promotion of a Rudd challenge is finally about to run out of steam. Rudd was never a likely palliative for Labor's ills but the Press has persisted despite Caucus denials. Today's Newspoll finally confirms a Rudd return would make little if any dent in tornado Tony.
We refuelled again near Alldays, ripped off the false decals, and headed for Pretoria.
Keating and now Swan have been hailed by international magazines as the World's best money managers. Goodness me, that sounds like a nice award, I think I'll apply next year.
The Brussells airport diamond heist got my heart racing. It was slick and those diamonds were sold before they were stolen.