Anyone hoping for a quick fix to Sydney's transport mess will be disappointed by yesterday's report into electricity privatisation. Retired judge Brian Tamberlin, QC, has told Barry O'Farrell it's the Premier's job, not his, to decide whether or not to raise $30 billion by selling the state's power network.
Bob Brown is an “environmental Jesuit” who needs a good “political karate chop” and Australia is a lost child “waving your little flag, unsure of the landscape around us”. Watch out, Paul Keating is on the loose again. And he’s taking pot shots at all those around him.
WA Liberal backbencher Mal Washer has caused a stir by announcing that he may cross the floor and support Julia Gillard's mining tax. The Libs won't be happy with his intervention, but neither will they be surprised.
Julian Assange has scoffed at suggestions that he's yesterday's man, despite the revelation that Wikileaks is broke and could fold within weeks without an urgent cash injection.
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