Parliament sits from Tuesday through to 23 June, then doesn’t return until 9 August – and once again there’s talk that Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson won’t be returning to Canberra. Anderson has had a long, lousy run in his transport portfolio of late. The Nats are in decline and their elastic ethics and pork barrelling are constant embarrassments to the government.

But if one Coalition party leader goes, what does that mean for the other?