Godwin Grech, the Treasury official wrapped up in Utegate, would be, if reports are correct, no ordinary leaker.
The opposition is struggling to make a coherent and consistent case in the Utegate affair.
Whatever may happen in the email affair and the pursuit of Wayne Swan, Coalition unity is starting to fracture badly on high-profile policy issues.
The day began with Treasurer Wayne Swan clinging to the cliff edge of his career. By day’s end he had pulled himself back up, with plenty of help from his Prime Minister.
Malcolm Turnbull is running hard from the faked email. He can run, as they say in the classics, but he can’t hide. OUR PICK OF THE COMMENTARY
Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane lays out the Utegate scandal with easy-to-understand cast notes and diagrams.
The events of Friday evening caught the Telegraph badly on the hop when the Prime Minister ruined Steve Lewis's yarn about the Charlton-Grech email.
I’ll let the non-public servants amongst you into a dirty secret. Government backbenchers and mates of the Government get preferential treatment from bureaucrats, at the request of Ministers.