The head of the Prime Minister’s Department, Martin Parkinson, has been put in charge of the tax package cleanup
(Public Sector Informant, March 2016)
(The Canberra Times, 5 March 2016)
There were quiet, powerful words from abuse survivors who had travelled to Rome to witness Cardinal George Pell’s testimony to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
(The Canberra Times, 4 March 2016)
Some cartoons on Pell’s testimony (starting with an old one that still seemed appropriate, from 2013):
(The Canberra Times, 28 May 2013)
(2 March 2016)
(The Canberra Times, 2 March 2016)
Stoking rage for electoral advantage always runs the risk of getting out of control, as the Republican establishment has discovered in the US Presidential primaries.
(The Canberra Times, 3 March 2016)
The conservatives had been pushing Abbott on this for some time. That they succeeded under Turnbull seems to say everything about the weakness of his leadership.
The government is showing some zeal for changing the system used for electing Senators, after their failure to manage the current Senate crossbench.
The Royal Agricultural Show is on in Canberra this weekend, which is a timely reminder of how the existing above-the-line voting system for the Senate seems to work:
(The Canberra Times, 20 August 2013)