Abbott, Bishop and their merry band of media opportunists are going to grandstand Parliament this week agitating for what appears to be ridiculously redundant legislation and generally carrying on like a pork chop. Time to revive the Question Time SSO Drinking Game.
The Labor caucus will meet on Tuesday, with a heated debate on changes to immigration procedures for asylum seekers expected.
The Government will introduce bills establishing basic groundings for the NDIS scheme and educational reforms called for in the Gonski Report. There are rumblings that funding will not be addressed in these bills, and that it damn well should be.
In an extremely busy final week before the summer hiatus, there is also going to be debate on gambling reform, the Royal Commission into Child S*x Abuse, whether the recently passed Murray Darling Plan goes far enough, and changes to the emissions trading scheme.
Then there’s what’s going on elsewhere in the world.
What’s piqued your media interests lately?
As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis elsewhere, on any current sociopolitical issue (the theme of each edition is merely for discussion-starter purposes – all current news items are on topic!).