Caught in the web

The cloud of controversy wafting over the Australian Labor Party intensifies when New South Wales’ Independent Commission Against Corruption inquiry begins questioning federal cabinet ministers. Corruption allegations make the daily press a curse for Prime Minister Gillard and discontent springs from all the public hears and reads. The Labor Party is tarnished but political survival pushes the Gillard government to a resolution, the consequences of which are awkward in the extreme: a trip to Western Sydney to shore up voter support.

ICAC

David Rowe, The Australian Financial Review,

A skiing holiday with Eddie Obeid

Peter Nicholson, The Australian,

Australian Gothic

John Tiedemann, The Daily Telegraph,

The danger signs

Michael Leunig, The Age,

On safari in Rooty Hill

Peter Nicholson, The Australian,

The walking dead of Rooty Hill

David Rowe, The Australian Financial Review,

Gillard's heartland

Alan Moir, The Sydney Morning Herald,

The gangs of Western Sydney

Mark Knight, Herald Sun,

Gang problem

David Pope, The Canberra Times,

Reflection

David Rowe, The Australian Financial Review,