Should the NSW Labor Party be handing out bromide tablets in state Parliament, or perhaps sending all the honourable members out for a daily jog? At the very least, someone should be drawing up a new consent form for anyone vaguely connected with politics. This morning in Sydney's Local Court, two politically tangled hearings will no doubt provide fodder for Sydney's chattering classses.

The first politically related matter heard involved a complicated situation currently tying the NSW ALP up in knots.