Some call them ‘scandals’, others, ‘events’. It wouldn’t be a year in politics without either. And while any ‘event’ may, or may not, be a ‘scandal’, many attract attention. Pay rises for the local member and negative gearing are hot topics for the ‘pub test’. And for cartoonists there is fun to be had with serious issues like affordable housing, in light of many politicians having an investment property … or six.