Genghis & Co

Dutton’s frontbench – a basket of deplorables … Regressive Opposition climateers … Any questions for Pretty Boy Taylor? … Sussan Ley can’t count … Puffery from Nine fish wraps for Sloppy Joe Hockey … Blundering hack forces Smellograph grovel … Jubilee Queen, the hard-headed lobbyist . . . 500 Words or thereabouts is taking a winter break, returning the week of July 4

Dutton dressed as lamb

Dutton – not the brightest lump of coal on the slag heap … Fake moderates pick their moments … Brother Scott’s “preservation age” … The Liberal gift for Labor’s win in WA … Lachlan Murdoch’s strategy for new revenue as old media withers … Culture wars for the uncultured

Frontline dispatches

A nation riven between optimism and pessimism … Christian Lobby helps Modern Liberals by campaigning against them … Sharma’s battleground tricks and treachery … Crossbenchers in NSW give the minority government a reformist leg-up … Thereabouts with Bertrand Russell

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 …