Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Well, what a great great week it was in Australia and the world. Great week. Shall I count the ways?

It began with a fresh assault on the university system that managed to be both malign and incompetent, continued with news that temperatures in the arctic circle has gone above 30 degrees, proceeded with more details about the secret trial of two whistleblowers of the government's international criminality, proceeded with a relentless attack on industry super funds for not handing over hundreds of billions of workers' money, for management by shonk-... uh, by commercial agents.

It then peaked with mass layoffs at Qantas and the CSIRO, and finished up with the evisceration of the ABC.