More details of former staffer MPs come in – with a particular emphasis on the Queensland contingent in Canberra. Steven Ciobo, Margaret May, Santo Santoro, Andrew Laming and Ross Vasta all are graduates of the staffer finishing school. Even that silk of Senators, George Brandis worked for Terry White during the 1983 Queensland election.

Amanda Vanstone seems to run a very good finishing school. Along with Chris Pyne, Senator Gary Humphries and new MHR Michael Keenan are both graduates.

Bruce Billson was a Kennett government hack – and in all of this how have we overlooked John Hewson’s old press sec, Tony Abbott?

Keep ‘em coming in.

Peter Fray

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