According to today's Age, Martin Pakula, the ALP power-brokee who couldn't knock off Simon Crean for federal preselection has scored a safe seat in the Victorian Upper house ahead of sitting MP Elaine Carbines. Pakula will get the winnable third spot on the ALP ticket for the new seat known as Western Metropolitan Region while Ms Carbines has been relegated to a hard to win third spot in the seat of Western Victoria.
Also shafted was Mr Sang Nguyen who got shunted aside to allow Marty to enter State Parliament.
Today's business section of The Age includes an opinion piece by Senator Stephen Conroy on Helen Coonan's media options paper. Which I haven't read, because Conroy's opinions on policy interest me about as much as policy interests Conroy.