Topic: aust govt
These images above carry the gist as datacast by ABC TV from the National Press Club, as we write. Already 3 genuine jokes appreciated by the audience. The last one a sledge on Premier Morris Iemma 'coming to Canberra'.
It's not that Brendan Nelson as Opposition Leader is not doing his best, it simply appears Turnbull is better.
Albrechtsen in the The Australian lends her voice from the loyal Liberal side to a change. This speech to a packed audience will only add to the feeling. Smart high achieving wife Lucy Turnbull is there, and the high level press are set to thinking. The Q&A section will be pretty hot.
And we notice Turnbull has no problem with reading where needed to give a long speech. Pretty normal that. It shows real preparation like PM Rudd.
Meanwhile over at Planet ALP local press carries the amusing graphic of Minister Albanese with infrastructure 'toy box' while everyone knows this is no game, with $5 billion truck tunnels and cancer causing ventilation stacks (a message Treasurer Wayne Swan as a survivor surely understands) slated for AA's own seat of Grayndler: