The question remains as to why the ABC ever thought Tom Switzer would be appropriate to present such a show in the first place.
Meanjin is on a subscriber push again after missing out on Australia Council funding
Broadcaster and journalist Jonathan Green calls for a better political debate in his new book The Year My Politics Broke. It's all personality over policy.
Jonathan Green is leaving his post at ABC commentary website The Drum for a full-time position at Radio National. Plus other media stories of the day.
The Australian's editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell has threatened to take legal action against the ABC to kill a column penned by Robert Manne and republished on commentary site The Drum.
It seems to me that The Drum is competing with commercial online commentary and opinion outfits. It has moved away from what I had hoped would be its mission.
Australia's anointed political commentariat have been desperate to drain as much analytical mileage from the state election results as possible.