Capping executive pay may make the sacking of workers more tasteful, but of course will do absolutely nothing to stop it.
Exaggerations of Queensland ‘exceptionalism’ should not disguise what the state parties tell us about the national ones.
The way Turnbull is being undermined is clever. They are turning his lack of control over the party’s organisation against him.
The Liberals’ troubles now are not a response to differing views of Australian business, but more a response to the fact that business has little interest in them at all.
This inability of the Liberals to hold an unpopular position is conveniently being forgotten by the right-wing press who like to dream about imaginary lines in the sand.
The government passed up what could have been a major political opportunity last week.
For the first time since 1990, when Labor’s reform program ran its course, the coalition has now lost its precious lead in economic management.
Maybe next time, before both sides pursue the property v nature debate with so much vigour, they should hold back and wait until investigators have worked out what actually caused the death of so many people.
However deliberate it was, Rudd has set up a delicious trap.