The Trough for Friday March 3

Today – More advice from Abbott, this time on penalty rates, a pay freeze possible for MPs and a government backbencher calls for debate on reserving Australia’s gas supplies.

The Trough for Wednesday the 1st of March

We are unborked! Woo!

Today – the LNP threatens to split in Queensland, as divisions deepen within the Coalition about what to do with racial discrimination laws.

Apologies it’s late – Soundcloud (thanks to Amazon) had a few issues this morning…

(A few things to add this morning – Scott Morrison’s remarks on AM that changing 18C wont deliver any new jobs was an interesting rebuttal. We’ll see how that plays out in the party room)