The benefits of the stimulus package are being examined right now by the Economics Committee. But it's the jobs saved or supported by the stimuli that are the only important economic indicators at the moment.
Malcolm MacKerras predicts the double dissolution will be effected in July 2010, causing a general election for all members of both houses to take place on August 21, 2010.
Senator Steve Fielding is calling for a conscience vote for Coalition MPs on the ETS, saying that they ''should not capitulate to the Government's demands simply because it is afraid of giving … a double dissolution trigger".
What the Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens said yesterday about interest rates and the economy and what others heard him say are two very different things.
Senator Stephen Conroy must soon set aside the joys of taking the axe to Telstra -- satisfying though that must be -- and return to a topic he surely dreads: internet censorship.
Electoral reform of the Senate is being floated by the government, in the hope that the likes of Steve Fielding will never get elected on preferences alone, again.
Crikey readers continue to weigh in on Steve Fielding's spelling issues and whether Godwin's Law will bring down vile Kyle Sandilands.