Articles from Political Owl
There are some clear dangers in the campaign by the federal Liberal-National coalition government in trying to politically capitalise on power blackouts in South Australia. The first of them was touched on by the energy regulator when he warned that because of the current heatwave, blackouts are possible in New South Wales this weekend.
The owl political singalong will be suspended pending an enquiry as to whether the fourth back up singer on the right is indeed Corey Bernardi.
It's hard to disagree with Donald Trump about one thing: why did Barack Obama ever agree to such a dumb deal over taking over Australia's refugee obligations?There surely was a quid pro quo. It would be interesting to know what it was.
My new political editor writes:
The corporate bookies don't seem to have a market yet on the weekend's major political event but the money at the Portsea Hotel tonight suggests Julie Bushop will be a no-show at the annual polo. The boys at the very upmarket hotel think the Foreign Minister will squib it after the flack this week about charging taxpayers for her appearance money last year.