Jan 18, 2012

Gambaro’s flame burns bright and quick

Teresa Gambaro’s moment in the sun was as brief as it was ripe,.

John Chalmers

iSentia group communications manager

Teresa Gambaro’s moment in the sun was as brief as it was ripe, and we actually have our first solid policy issue of the year only halfway through January, and with the Slipper in place, it looks like it’s going to be a year of realpolitik from the P.M.

Andrew Wilkie up to second as the forces against poker machine reform felt more and more comfortable after Julia Gillard’s pointed refusal to reaffirm her support of mandatory pre-commitment, with Wilkie himself seeming to accede that his reforms will be watered down – if they get through Parliament at all. Nick Xenophon has moved to the dollar limit idea, which of course would be even worse for the pubs and clubs, so not much chance of Labor agreeing to that.

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