Labor caucus rumours abound that federal Health minister Nicola Roxon was so taken aback by revelations she’d breached an ALP fundraising ban on tobacco industry donations that she offered her resignation to the Prime Minister, who declined it.
Stockdale or Reith? Uninspring choice for many Liberal members. Some wistfully wonder whether the busy Senator Cory Bernardi could do much to electrify the branches.
Kevin Rudd was once a regular worshipper at St John’s Anglican church in the Canberra suburb of Reid. Usually after the service, he’d give an informal presser out the front of the church, to present just the right, pious image. But those in the know have exclusively told VEXNEWS that since he’s stopped being PM, he’s stopped going to the church.
The Age’s Ben Schneiders is being accused by colleague Nick McKenzie of also being involved “up to his neck” in The Age cyber-criminal hacking scandal. Deflection from “slick Nick”? Or can we infer guilt from searches on Schneiders’ girlfriend and family members and other unsubtle clues?