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Malcolm Turnbull's done the PM thing, so what now?

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 28, 2016 - 11:13am

We're now at the end of week three of the eight-week federal election campaign, and all the body language I see from Turnbull is the same as he has displayed for the last few months beforehand: He looks bored with the Prime Ministership. That "ok I've done this Prime Minister thing, what's next?" languidness.

Greg Hunt's Christmas giveaways

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 25, 2016 - 8:27am

Whilst doing a totally unrelated search of my Twitter archive today, I found these two gems from consecutive Christmases 2013 and 2014 about Minister Against The Environment, Greg Hunt. Did I miss something in 2015?

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I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 20, 2008 - 9:52am

"I know what it's like to be very short of money. I know what it's like to live in rented flats. I know what it's like to grow up with a single parent, with no support other than a devoted and loyal father." And with that, the Honourable Member for Wentworth, 20th century internet millionaire, barista barrister, BRW rich lister and merchant banker Malcolm Bligh Turnbull announced to the plebeians that he is just One Of Us.

The Life and Times of Malcolm Fraser (2004)

Submitted by Rick Eyre on September 3, 2004 - 2:54pm

I could count the number of conservative politicians in Australia whom I respect on about two fingers. Tim Fischer is one. Malcolm Fraser is the other.

"The Life and Times of Malcolm Fraser" is another superb documentary from the SBS Independent stable screening in the Thursday night "Storyline Australia" collection. It paints a personal picture of the septuagenarian former PM, with the backdrop of his political career and home movies from his childhood.

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