Labor leadership speculation? Spare us. The Liberals (yes, Libs) are agitating for gay marriage. The Aussie journo caught between Prisoner X and the spies. What the Malaysian media were told to say about Nick Xenophon. And fighting for space in the Canberra press gallery (ours is safe, at least).
And that’s just one paper today: The Sydney Morning Herald. As Bernard Keane writes:
“The vexing question for Australia’s political journalists is: have they gone too early? Can they sustain leadership speculation all the way until March 12, when Parliament resumes? There’s a Senate sitting next week, but MPs won’t be returning to Canberra for three weeks.