The dominant feeling of the country is that of being slighted, blindsided and ignored. Now add social change, general political dissatisfaction and water scandals.
As government backbenchers move to ban the live sheep trade, the lies of industry advocate and politicians are being exposed.
Good morning, early birds. Both Coalition and Labor MPs break ranks to support a ban on live exports. Plus, Australian and Chinese warships have a "robust" exchange in the South China Sea. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
When better to bury news you might not want the public to know about than when there is a lot of football on?
Rule No. 1: if you're a pollie embroiled in an travel expenses scandal, it's best to say something meaningful, ASAP.
MPs offered new phone numbers after embarrassing data breach, Sussan Ley hosts food fair, One Nation defends street harassers.
Sadly, it's not quite a Night at the Museum deal.
Ley's department said it was unlikely the documents still existed.