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A broad church minus one. At St Christopher's Cathedral for the Ecumenical Service for the Commence of Parliament in Canberra this morning, there was one noticeable absentee.  Coalition MPs, including the Prime Minister, rushed into the service at 7.30am this morning. There were a few late shows, including deputy leader Julie Bishop, who power-walked up the stairs of the church, keen to skip the media pack asking questions about the Judas in their midst.