Faction v faction
Niall Clugston writes: Re. “What’s so wrong with party disunity?” (yesterday). Who wrote that editorial? Obviously someone more Turnbullist than journalist. History is repeating with the all the predictability of a farce. Malcolm Turnbull is heading into the same turbulence that Julia Gillard did. Crikey‘s solution? “Tony Abbott sucking it up”. That seems about as likely as Abbott reading it online.
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Dr Tom Osborn writes: Re. “Australians are not impressed with Trump” (yesterday). Crikey asked: “We’re not sure what on earth she is actually saying. If anyone can translate, we’d love to know”. The answer is: “Nobody knows”. Nothing has changed.
Glen Frost writes: Re. “Nothing to hide, nothing to fear? Brandis seeks court ruling to protect his secrets” (yesterday). Surely in the era of “agile” government, the contents of the A-G’s diary are simply an issue of downloading a file from Google/ Microsoft Calendar and redacting the sensitive meetings? Or is agile for everyone except ministers?
Art imitating life
Simon Hemphill writes: Re. “Laughing shock: is Here Come the Habibs racist or groundbreaking? Or both?” (yesterday). Perhaps what is most puzzling about this show is the notion that $22 million would be enough to purchase a house of that magnitude in Vaucluse! The nature of the self-deprecating humour may (or may not) hit the mark but most certainly their real estate aspirations are way off.