"Richard Di Natale is no Einstein" Nick Cater opines in The Australian, meaning ... oh, we’ll get to that bat-fart crazy bit later. In the meantime, in his review of the Batman byelection, Cater has got his psephology and his maths horribly, horribly wrong. A minor matter of itself, it shows how the right mishandles science, to their own ends:

The party may be divided and its ambitions may have been thwarted in the byelection in Batman, but in inner-city silos close to major universities its support is, if anything, increasing.

The changing pattern of the Greens vote -- strengthening within walking distance of an ­artisanal bakery zone, weakening elsewhere -- was apparent at the Batman byelection …