Labor has been accused of ‘running dead’ in the Canning by-election, but there’s a second intriguing shadow campaign being waged as well.
Bombing Syria, cutting taxes, and dumping Joe Hockey as Treasurer – the latest ideas coming out of this Government suggest Tony Abbott is desperately scrabbling for anything in the hope of escaping his dire situation.
The Political Weekly: our politicians gave voters whiplash as breathtaking displays of political acrobatics and pratfalls competed for our attention.
Royal commissioner Dyson Heydon wants more time to decide whether he should be disqualified over a perception of bias. But what effect will that have on our political leaders?
With the Canning by-election campaign ramping up, Tony Abbott’s decision to visit Indigenous communities now muddies a narrative that should be built around jobs and the economy.
The Political Weekly: Coalition in-fighting, Julie Bishop’s tactical move and cries of racism.
Labor and the Government are locked in an arm wrestle over Dyson Heydon and the union royal commission that will define their election strategies.
The Political Weekly: There was a new Speaker but the parliamentary rabble was back to its rowdy best.
The Political Weekly: The week may have commenced with the opposition feeling chuffed about having brought down Bronwyn Bishop, but by week’s end Labor was becoming increasingly anxious about the media witch-hunt it had unleashed.
Bronwyn Bishop has resigned as Speaker and the PM has launched a review into the entitlements system. This might release the pressure valve, but it could also be a vote-changer come next election.