Kerryn Phelps' style is of the outsider who is politically effective. But she's up against a representative of a system of power that is used to getting its own way.
Scott Morrison had a chance to secure some credibility on climate action yesterday, but opted for the same facile talking points we've been hearing for years.
Good morning, early birds. Labor helps the Coalition pass unprecedented surveillance laws. Plus, the Fair Work Commission gets inundated by employer-friendly appointments. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Scott Morrison's reaction to the loss of Wentworth — by keeping on doing exactly what he's been doing — will delight Labor.
Crikey readers respond to the state of politics at play at the Wentworth byelection.
Good morning, early birds! Independent Kerryn Phelps has extended her lead over Liberal Dave Sharma's late surge in the weekend's Wentworth byelection, Julia Gillard calls for the government to apologise like it means it, and tourists won't stop ruining Uluru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
A Wentworth-focused edition of tips and rumours: robo calls, corflutes and Dave Sharma's curious CV.
Even if the Liberals hang on in Wentworth, they will likely face more high-profile locals in safe seats, sucking resources away from the real election battles in the marginals.