One of the claims about Tony Abbot's knowledge of the Slipper matter has evaporated
Character. The measure of the man.

Fairfax commentators Michelle Grattan and Lenore Taylor on how Tony Abbott is at fault.

What do you do when confronted with Julia Gillard?

Someone who is prepared to lie, deceive officials, betray her partners (at Slater and Gordon) and when questioned directly to launch a blistering and unwarranted personal attack on the questioner, entirely unrelated to the substance of the question.

If Ms Gillard simply answered questions honestly,  if she had held Craig Thomson to account and if she had not made Peter Slipper The Speaker I think the parliament would be held in somewhat higher regard.

It's amazing to me that so many people blame Tony Abbott for the unseemly spectacle.