Yes, Australia is turning away from the hard-right. Yes, the federal government is in chaos. But Labor and the Greens can hardly sit back and assume a 2019 federal election win.
There is a tipping point where suddenly political advantage comes from demonstrating humanity rather than working to extinguish it. But has Australia reached that point yet?
Recently released economic analysis could signal great things for the PNG island, but only if lessons are learned from its catastrophic history.