UP TO OUR EYEBALLS – The best Treasurer Australia has ever had is depressed: Former treasurer Peter Costello thinks he’ll be dead and buried by the time the federal government …

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GO CIOBO GO – It’s good to know that in the world of increasingly tempted by protectionism, free trade still has its fans: Australia should start negotiating a free-trade agreement with …

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BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS TO CARE – It’s official – the “conservative” Coalition government has now accumulated more government debt in five years in office than its predecessor, Labor, had in …

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PLEASE MAKE THE BAD MAN STOP – Australian politics (or, rather, politician) hits a new low: Barnaby Joyce is being slammed for comments suggesting he may not be the father of …

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NO SEX, THANKS; WE’RE MINISTERS – This reform is proudly sponsored by Canberra hookers: Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has banned sexual relationships between Commonwealth ministers and their staff, saying …

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CORY ON UP THE STURT – The South Australian Senator appears to be having way too much fun at the moment. It all started with post-plebiscite celebrations: https://twitter.com/MarkDiStef/status/930815981810745345 Or has …

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