Around this time of year, in my old nabe of television, we’d all be gearing up for an end-of-year on-air wrap. A "That Was The Year That Was" flashback. Plus a few predictions for next year.

In my last Crikey contribution for 2017, and after a full year of the tumultuous 45th Parliament, I should follow that tradition, but when it comes to predictions I remember the “Ondine Curse” (which I’ll explain later) and still hold the view that: when you are right, no one remembers; when you are wrong nobody forgets.