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The Political Weekly: The Government’s budget update was an amateur affair.
The Political Weekly: There’s nothing quite so pathetic as a self-deluded has-been politician, desperately trying to squawk their way back into the political spotlight, but in so doing only reinforcing the reason they were relegated to feather duster status in the first place.
If the past week in politics is any indication, politicians have no idea whether voters pay attention to politics.
Are we the political equivalent of goldfish, needing to be constantly reminded about what is good and bad about politicians and their policies? Or are we more like elephants, never forgetting the vices and virtues of the passing political parade?
The royal commission into union corruption may have cleared Bill Shorten, but the Labor leader is still facing pressure over his party’s union links and in many ways his job has just been made harder.
The Political Weekly: PM’s own team questioning orders, plus Julie Bishop’s sly move and Shorten’s Dorky Dancing.
A popular Prime Minister leading a party praised for its economic management wants to have a national conversation about expanding the GST. This leaves the Opposition Leader in an invidious position.
The Political Weekly: Tony Abbott tries to make the best of a very bad situation.
The Prime Minister isn’t fooling anyone when he sings Tony Abbott’s praises.
Malcolm Turnbull has begun to test the nerve of his party’s hard right by speaking out on issues such as public transport, same-sex marriage and budget measures. And he’s already facing some resistance.