The 45th Federal Parliament of Australia should be interesting. As in ancient curse/benison “interesting”. The #auspol hashtag on Twitter is going to get even more of a workout than usual as the just by a whisker re-elected Turnbull government tries to get something/anything passed given the current composition of both Houses. The bill to enable the proposed plebiscite on marriage equality is obviously the big one in the public square right now, but there’s so much more of Abbott’s leftover agenda that Turnbull has promised the conservative wing of the Liberal party to put before the house: is even one of those bills likely to get through?
But as the Canberra politicians put on their solemnest faces today, the world keeps turning: what news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, highlight cogent analysis elsewhere online or pointed twitterstorms etc in new media. Discuss any current sociopolitical issue (the theme of each edition is merely for discussion-starter purposes – all current news items are on topic!).