Two micro conservative parties in South Australia have decided to merge, but the incoming senator for one of them is opting for independence.
(The Canberra Times, 27 April 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
The government is trying to blame failures in the National Electricity Market on renewable energy. Ross Gittins sees the sleight of hand; Richard Denniss deploys a nice metaphor using prawns to completely demolish the stage.
Inside Parliament, ministers brandished a lump of coal; outside, Professor Clive Hamilton resigned from the Climate Change Authority. It is “crystal clear that the Government has no interest in sensible climate change policy”:
(The Canberra Times, 11 and 7 January 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
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.