Scotty’s watchdog

Morrison’s camel … New brooms at ICAC … Plan to thwart public hearings backfires … Hiding in the bushes … Jarndyce v Jarndyce rolls on … Media lobbying to derail the Roberts-Smith story … Below the line for unelectable Liberal … New book examines Malcolm Turnbull’s ego … Bookshelves Brandis gets off the bandwagon

Eggshell diplomacy

Visual and auditory stimulation … The role of oestrogen … Liberal luminaries duck for cover … Porter goes perpendicular with an orbiting Planet … Coalition implodes over net nought … Thereabouts … Wild enthusiasm for Little Winston

Albo the albatross

This miserable election … Door knocking in Liberal seats … Bunter Downer wants Independent women to make way for tired mates … Campaign to stop perks for pollies … A new version of democracy where citizens speak … Superannuation spoils for the political class … And more …

House of Tongues

Budget Night speeches – the Christian, Lachlan, and Concetta … Exploring the moral compass … Panel shows and harnessing the community for Independent candidates … Unhinged assaults on Aunty … The unifying force of Cathy McGowan’s fruitcake … Hillsong lands in Hobart … Thereabouts … Snouts in troughs … Family snaps

Sharma chameleon

More false claims from Desperate Dave … Liberals crash in WA poll … Lambie double-talk on NZ refugee deal … We’ve got a problem, Houston … The Parrot’s medical report … Office files furore: Max Walsh and Lionel Murphy … Thereabouts …

Polly wants a cracker

Are politicians worthless? … Brains trust selected for big IQ2 debate … More government grace and favour jobs in the Yarts … Nice PR for Lambie, but Medevac issue goes missing … No expectations for regime change in Mother Russia … It’s Hitler all over again … Liberals in recovery