And now, for what we hope might be the last word on pulling rabbits out of hats, we turn to Bullwinkle J. Moose – listen to his words of pertinent political wisdom here, an exchange with sidekick Rocky Squirrel that says all that need be said about contemporary Australian politics.

You might even want to make Bullwinkle a ringtone, a daily reminder that politics needs more than magic. And rabbits.