Revisit the political year that kept the climate of our national parliament intemperate, even while the seasons changed outside. Feature for The Brief.

Take control of the toddlers, Tony. Weekly post for The Hoopla.

Patchy politics and diplo-schemozzle. Regular post for The Hoopla.

Wobbling trainer wheels, name-calling, and testing the limits of the yard duty teacher were all on show for the first working day of the new parliament, ending with a spectacular dummy spit – and tears – later in the day.

What will Prime Minister Tony Abbott do if the Opposition runs a concerted Question Time campaign against a weak minister? A post for ABC’s The Drum.