Are you a federal backbencher, quietly toiling away sitting on committees, voting on legislation and serving your constituents but never getting any press? How do you raise your profile and get your name in the media? Or are you doomed to (relative) obscurity until your party's leader plucks you from the backbench and gives you a plum portfolio?
How to get your name in the paper if you’re a lowly backbencher
Why do loudmouths like Cory Bernardi get to front the National Press Club while many backbenchers languish in the pages of their local rags? Crikey investigates what it takes to get your name up in lights if you don't have a ministerial portfolio.