The government is correct to hope that Pauline Hanson's backflip on her backflip on company tax cuts -- now opposed again, One Nation's original position -- won't be her last. Hanson's reversal isn't due to any ideological reason or based on evidence -- such as, for example, the fact that the Trump corporate tax cuts are flowing almost entirely into share buybacks and dividends -- but because of the looming by-elections, and particularly that in Longman.

Well, "looming" isn't really accurate, because the government is delaying holding them as long as politically possible, leaving voters in each of those seats, plus Tim Hammond's seat of Perth, without representation. But let's not worry about the political system adding still further to the sense of disempowerment within the electorate, that's neither here nor there. So not really looming. Underlooming, maybe.