Early on Monday -- the Queen's Birthday in every state except WA -- a relaxed and comfortable Australia will slip on its national dressing gown and shuffle, Tony Soprano-style, to the front gate to pick up the morning paper.

Screaming off the front page will almost certainly be the fruits of our best political spinners -- possibly a policy announcement, maybe a speech-in-advance or an off-the-record briefing -- carefully crafted to capitalise on the desperation of content-starved hacks.