Christian Kerr writes:

Sussan Ley’s peculiar friends: Check out the Guest Book on the website of Sussan Ley, Member for Farrer and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Yes, there are messages like “I would like to tell you that you do an outstanding job” there – but most seem to be spam from people wanting to sell her Viagra and porn. Usefully for the portfolio, though, there is the odd plug for Tamiflu in there.

The human side of Kruddy:Media Watchhad fun with Kevin Rudd’s Kokoda Trail trek with Joe Hockey and Kochie on Monday night. The Australian relives some of the highlights in a shameless Kruddy puff piece this morning, too. We loved Kruddy washing his hair in the river – but the best footage of all showed how he seemed to need a lyric sheet to sing the National Anthem at the Anzac service. Just like every other Australian.

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More jewellery rattling? Now that there will be no Liberal preselection challenge in Hornsby, locals are keeping a very close eye on the seats of Epping and Hawkesbury. Will people power make the religious right back off?

Recipe of the day: With interest rates on the up it’s time for mortgage owners to tighten the purse strings and partake of the frugal yet nutritious treat of bubble and squeak.

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