“I would like to take this opportunity to deny that Tony and I treated the prime minister’s role as a gender equality partnership. The secret of our success was that he was a much better opposition leader so I let him get on with it but when it became apparent that he was a hopeless prime minister I obviously had to step up. And as for the rumour that we had an affair the truth is we only ever had a couple of knights together and they were a total disaster”
Times are changing
In his Public Bar Politics article this week Fred Plodge the doyen of Australian public bar commentators hypothesises that until Malcolm confirms the time of the Budget, the tax reform plan and the election we won’t know whether this is a great time to be living in Australia.