Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

When parliament resumes tomorrow to pass the JobKeeper package -- and to see in the Senate whether One Nation supports the establishment of an oversight committee, or whether Pauline will once again do the Coalition's bidding -- opposition leader Anthony Albanese faces a crucial choice.

Will he object to Parliament's suspension in the mixed manner he has used -- railing against it, then calling it "unfortunate" -- or will he give a full-throated roar in defense of such democracy as we possess?

Strategically, we can agree that the choices aren't great. It's a rotten job being an oppo leader in a national emergency.