Well, what a week it was. Theresa May and Bill Shorten left their posts, but the internet desired something far kinkier.
While many are disappointed that Tanya Plibersek declined to lead the ALP, I don’t blame her. Those women who have dared to lead are treated awfully. She doesn’t need to change. We do.
I applaud the Coalition for standing up for the victims of DV in court. However, the Legal Aid professionals who will take on the task are already stretched to the limit. They need greater funding. That wasn’t part of their announcement.
Things might be quickly falling apart for Bill Shorten, as one gaffe this week has promoted an internal question to be asked: Should we kill Bill?
Despite numerous opportunities to change course, the Liberal government continues to fail our schools. We’ll restore every dollar of funding cut.
Morn-o. What happened while you were asleep? Well, we saw a new side to Clive Palmer, the same old side of warfare, and a welcome, furrowed brow on QandA. Hooray.
Women in power face a continuous climb, a task made all the more arduous by their detractors’ refusal to acknowledge that the hill actually exists.
Hoping for a better political landscape in 2016, Harrison Jones has thought of some ways Bill Shorten can claw back to relevance. At least with Harrison’s mum.
Michael Burrill’s final Current Affairs Wrap highlights the US’ amnesia in the middle east, the UN study of migrants and the call for tighter gun control.
Brand-new TBS writer Ben Zerbe saw the progress at the Labor National Conference not on policy, but the internal politics shifting change from within.
While The Big Smoke has at its heart impartiality around issues of the day, the topic of Chan and Sukumaran warrants commentary, so TBS Editor PB weighs in on this life or death issue.
Michael Burrill recaps the past fortnight’s big current affairs stories, home and abroad, and of course it includes GOT…