|Photo: Alex Ellinghausen, Canberra Times blog.|
Our notoriously religious shy PM (his family ditched going to Mass long ago and he himself apparently struggles to get to Mass himself on any kind of regular basis), and the Leader of the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten (also the product of a Jesuit education) both managed to make the Parliamentary Commencement Service at St Christopher's Cathedral today.
Well it's a good start at any rate.
Personally I'm looking forward to some actual reporting of what is going on in our country (and preferably some critical appraisal) from our media. Mr Abbott can stop his MPs from talking to the media or sharing actual information, but he can't easily stop Question Time. And as Michelle Grattan has pointed out, secrecy becomes foolish when we then get the news via the Jakarta Times!