The week that was…
It started with the defeat of the Greens in Melbourne, featured fancy footwork midweek by the States on NDIS, and ended with the not-entirely-unexpected resignation of Twitter’s favourite parliamentary speaker, Harry Jenkins. There’s links on all of that here, plus continuing examination of the leadership entrails, and some very good pieces on the media.
- Peter van Onselen: Dinner idea proved too rich for Julia Gillard and There are no votes in playing politics with the NDIS
- Michelle Grattan: Disability scheming trips up premiers who should know better
- George Megalogenis: Partisan politics rules, except when it comes to the Greens
- Shaun Carney: Same old political garbage
- Henry Ergas: Electorate right about PM’s left turn
- Peter Brent: A Liberal in Melbourne?
- Paul Kelly: Labor’s choice is Rudd or oblivion
- Laura Tingle: Leadership – past tense about the future
- Paul Toohey: The world belongs to Kevin. It always will.
- Michelle Grattan: Subtle is not Abbott’s style – home or away
- Jonathan Green: They defend press freedom in pursuit of the gory detail
- Matthew Knott: ABC to unleash citizens’ agenda at 2013 election
- Alan Sunderland: Can we walk and chew gum at the same time?
- The Punch: Farewell Harry Jenkins