Will Daily Telegraph defector Michael Duffy take Alan Ramsey’s Saturday space at the Herald? That’d get the grass knoll set buzzing.

A reader has a great suggestion for who the next Pope should be. “What about Tony Abbott,” they say. “That would clear Costello’s path.”

Queensland Democrat John Cherry leaves the Senate on June 30 – but if a group of party activists have their way, he’ll be back, the rumours say. The dissenters want to roll former leader and surviving Senator, Andrew Bartlett. Of course, their plan is predicated on the assumption that the Democrats actually win a seat at the next election…

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