Quick suggestion to Labor: given that the broadband issue turned out to be a critical one in your retaining and holding government, it seems to me that it’s rather important that you make sure new shadow communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has the most difficult time possible gaining any traction in his attacks on it. In that light, would you mind not giving him a massive free kick in that very portfolio, and against the same Minister, on the internet filter? He couldn’t ask for an easier stepping stone to credibility than that asinine, unworkable, unpopular and generally utterly stupid policy. Mr Conroy may not be able to see it, but surely there are some harder heads out there crunching the numbers who can see the risk. Kill it off now! Kill it off before it cripples Conroy’s ability to continue to sell the now-critical NBN. Before it raises Mr Turnbull’s stature and profile and makes him a real threat again.
Look, you guys don’t offer much in terms of policy, but you are supposed to be good at beating the conservatives in the game of politics. I’m not seeing much evidence of it at the moment, though
ELSEWHERE: The Hun runs an utterly misleading attack on the independents’ voting record.