"The antipathies I think"

As she falls down the rabbit hole, Alice muddle-headedly calls the countries at the other end of the world ‘the antipathies’. Antipathy is a good description for the mood that prevailed over Parliament in relation to some of the government’s intractable problems.

The government pledged lower electricity prices but turned itself inside out trying to agree on energy policy and the effects of climate change. Meanwhile a widespread drought tightened its grip, and country MPs and farmers called for action.

Focussing on the ocean, the government granted half a billion dollars to a largely unknown foundation to help the Great Barrier Reef resist the threat of climate change.

The Insiders

David Pope, Fairfax Syndicated,

Turnbull's NEG

Alan Moir, Fairfax Syndicated,

Cabin Crew Prepare to Land

David Pope, Fairfax Syndicated,

We have a problem

David Rowe, The Australian Financial Review,

All That Glitters

Jon Kudelka, The Australian,

Completely Transparent

Mark David, Independent Australia,

Barrier Grief

Pat Campbell, Fairfax Syndicated,

The middle of the road

Sean Leahy, The Courier-Mail,

Leadership Drought

Matt Golding, Fairfax Syndicated,

The cart before the horse

Pat Campbell, Fairfax Syndicated,