It's not just the bleeding hearts anymore. Australia biggest institutions show consensus on climate change, and the few remaining denialists are being left behind.
Changing political sentiment, and increasing business and investor hostility to fossil fuels, has left denialists isolated as climate action becomes a prerequisite for mainstream politics.
The Emissions Reduction Fund was used by Tony Abbott as a scam to channel pork to Coalition supporters while pretending it would address climate change. Now Scott Morrison faces the same problem, so he's doing the same thing.
Crikey readers discuss the least inspiring moments of modern Australian politics.
Morrison's pre-parliament career casts doubt over his strategic campaigning abilities, his management skills and an apparent tendency towards a lack of transparency.
It seems Dutton knows there's limited time left to display his unparalleled arsehattery on a big stage, and he's going to make the absolute most of it.
With Labor poised to take conventional battleground seats, the prospect of an independent blue-ribbon rebellion means the Liberal Party is facing a calamity unlike any it has suffered before.
Crikey readers respond to independent Susan Moylan-Coombs' run at Tony Abbott's seat of Warringah.
Broadcaster Susan Moylan-Coombs is the first high-profile independent to announce a tilt at Tony Abbott in the upcoming federal election.