With the dust settling on the new Prime Minister and his ministry, former PM Tony Abbott snuck in the odd “snipe” during his chat/therapy session with Ray Hadley on 2GB, claiming that the “sacrifice” of his chief of staff Peta Credlin or former treasurer Joe Hockey would have made no difference to those “with ambition”.
Turnbull spent his second week as PM announcing $100 million to help address domestic violence, joined by Minister for Women and Employment Minister Michaelia Cash, up six places this week into sixth, who also hinted that convicted abuser and US singer Chris Brown might not be allowed into the country for his upcoming tour; a hint that Immigration Minister Peter Dutton was quick to take up. Cash also discussed workplace reforms, specifically removing penalty rates, describing them as outdated and a deterrent to weekend work, but acknowledging any changes would probably be taken to the next election (an election! How quaint!).