This government has been magic. And by that we mean an incredible vanishing act.
17 candidates are lining up for tomorrow's preselection battle over NSW's safest Liberal seat. Apparent frontrunner Paul Fletcher has more than 40 high-profile endorsements; rival David Coleman is backed by James Packer.
Things are crook in the federal seat of Cook. Last week members of the Cook conference of the NSW Liberal Party overwhelmingly selected Michael Towke born in Australia of French and Lebanese parents, to be their candidate for the Cronulla-Sutherland seat of Cook in the upcoming federal elections.