Forgetting to declare a $2.3 million house on the register of members’ interests was the biggest own goal of Labor’s campaign so far, David Feeney admitted in an interview with Sky News’ David Speers last night. In the interview, he appeared to not know the difference between the school kids bonus and the baby bonus, and when quizzed on Labor’s policies said he didn’t know, as he’d been rather busy in recent days.


To add insult to injury, he then left his briefing notes on the couch outside Sky News’ Canberra studio, in an area frequented by MPs and journalists from all parties. On television this morning, Sky News’ Keiran Gilbert said the station had not distributed the briefing notes to anyone (though it has been showing them on screen all morning and if you squint you can basically read them). Somehow they got to The Daily Telegraph, which published extracts this morning …


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Peter Fray
Peter Fray
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