Spending just one night with Kathy Jackson must have seemed like a good idea at the time… But the morning after the night before the unprotected action, some in the labour market reform think-tank HR Nicholls Society are filled with regret.
Reith v Stockdale. A bitter battle that makes Kevin Rudd look almost Zen by comparison. Reithy’s backers like Christopher Pyne say he has the numbers while conservatives say that Minchin makes mincing moderate poodles into mince-meat.
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.