Federal Politics

Crossbench MPs Kerryn Phelps, Julia Banks and Rebekha Sharkie celebrate after the bill passes the House of Representatives.

Shorten should have called for an election immediately

Bill Shorten could have pushed harder this week and chose not to. The Opposition Leader has not turned the government’s loss into a call for an election. Given the way this Parliament carries on, that is a shame.

Outgoing NAB Chairman Ken Henry.

Ken Henry’s fall from grace

Public life is healthier when those in authority take responsibility when things have gone wrong and when so many powerless people have been badly hurt.