Crikey's editor is moving on. And other media tidbits of the day.
Former defence minister Stephen Smith tried to execute a very surprising, very brief coup to gain the leadership of WA Labor. He failed.
Labor used the VIP jets far more than the Howard government, a review of the practice by Rose Iser at The Citizen has found. Despite MPs speaking out against it.
Feral protesters, horrendous traffic and the riot police: whose stupid idea was it to have the Labor caucus meeting in Balmain of all places? Crikey's Sydney correspondent jostled with the press pack.
Kevin Rudd faced a significant challenge in naming his cabinet: how could he possibly project an image of authoritative leadership and extend an olive branch to Gillard supporters with frontbenchers jumping ship in droves?
The aftermath of a boat sinking in the early hours of Wednesday demonstrates why improving arrangements between Indonesia and Australia is urgent, writes Stuart Ranfurlie in Jakarta.
The attack on Defence Minister Stephen Smith has been relentless.
Aside from the Skype s-x scandal, Defence Minister Stephen Smith has been bullet-proof, writes Eric Palmer, a Defence journalist and analyst.