Articles from Political Owl
Abbott's disruption is raising the question: where will it end? Tony Abbott has reportedly threatened to cross the floor if there is any attempt to legislate a clean energy target.
Treating AGL with public contempt seems hardly the way to get the best outcome Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg accused AGL of wanting to have its cake and eat it too.
Just over the border from Canberra they went to the polls on Saturday to elect the Queanbeyan Palerang council. I don't want to make too much of the result but there is one little warning to the three major parties. Labor, Liberal and Green parties managed just under 30% of the vote between them.
As I muddle along looking back at my 50 or so years in Canberra I had occasion today to look at an old House of Representatives Hansard. What a contrast it provided to the circus I watch these days where no one asks for or gets information. You will see what I mean in the proceedings of 1 September 1966. The Acting Prime Minister, John McEwen, got more questions than other ministers but he by no means dominated proceedings and government members were not confined to asking Dorothy Dixers.