Judging by her staff and today’s effort in The Australian, Fran Bailey is a nasty piece of work.
South Australian Speaker Jack Snelling has been overwhelmed with messages of support after telling unruly parliamentary colleagues to start behaving themselves.
A split in the pro-life movement has prompted a heavy-handed reaction from the Catholic Church hierarchy, according to one side of the argument. In a move slammed by critics as an over-reaction, an elderly gentleman was booted from Church property by bouncers for handing someone a leaflet promoting a new rival organisation to the Right to Life.
The Age’s circulation is in meltdown. They celebrate by putting their domain name in fake and apparently melting ice at a Melbourne train station this morning.
The Prime Minister’s “hardline” on “illegal immigration” is causing considerable pain inside his own party. But his policy is popular with Labor voters, on this issue the gap between Labor elites and voters in the burbs couldn’t be bigger.
Campaign wizard Stephen Newnham left the Victorian ALP Head Office a conquering hero, having slayed lefties, crazy rebels, Twentymans and Reds Ted. Patriots from across the state are gathering to thank him for his service and honour his contribution to freedom.
The Financial Review isn’t such a bad newspaper. But it does have obsessions that sometimes drag it down into the lowest point of the Fairfax sewer. Their decision to splash today with a non-story about Eddie Obeid’s son’s farm shows up their unholy obsession with certain people in the NSW Labor Right. The national financial daily should be more serious than its continued campaign of vendetta journalism against people like Obeid and former Senator Graham Richardson would suggest.
Popular and feisty Liberal state MP Inga Peulich has been photographed at a splendid German inspired tourist attraction “The Cuckoo” in her electorate in the Dandenongs.
Word is that the IPA’s Louise Staley is having a crack at preselection for the Victorian seat of Ripon, held by Labor’s Agriculture Minister Joe Helper.
She’s up against two local and conservative members in Ballarat West who reputedly aren’t …
The King of Sydney radio Alan Jones has again taken aim at NSW Liberal rising star Alex Hawke, accusing the federal MP of engaging in “bikie gang politics” and of being a “cancer” on the party. He has called on party leaders Malcolm Turnbull and Barry O’Farrell to remove Hawke’s preselection. The stakes are getting higher. The tensions rising. With the NSW Liberals finally on the verge of winning government, this is a distraction they do not need.