What’s in a name: DFAT – the Department for Financing Arab Terrorists?

Missing him already: Prominent preselection target Simon Crean seemed absent from the Chamber in Question Time yesterday. Working the phones?

Life and soul of the party: The Monday night revue for Labor
MPs and their staff featuring Sydney Theatre Company members and organised
by Peter Garrett got coverage
today for its Latham laffs – but what a very clever idea.
Clever to put on entertainment for an opposition as parliament
returns – and clever for Garrett to make such a gesture of goodwill to
his colleague.

Once a defector: South Australian state Labor MP turned Green
Kris Hanna has never been welcomed nor trusted by a number of his new
colleagues – and now reports suggest he will contest the March 18
election as an independent.

Peter Fray

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