Curtin & Chif thought the year ended so much better than it started. A price on carbon was secured, the community is to get a fairer share of the nation's mineral wealth and Curtin, in particular, loved the way GIllard took a leaf from his own book concerning the Speaker - as Keating put it this week, it's "a bull point for stability and therefore for the nation, regardless of who said what to who".
The parliamentary break has begun. Enjoy it! Have a peaceful holiday season. See you in 2012.
- The BP Team.
Best from the Weekend:
"While time is Gillard's friend, it is Abbott's enemy", Laurie Oakes, Daily Telegraph
Albo, you little bottler! Annabel Crabb, ABC Online
"The numbers in recent weeks are moving against the Opposition Leader", Peter Hartcher SMH
"Rudd stretches credibility with his call for party reform", Phillip Coorey SMH
Street gangs contain the secret explaining who leads when & why in politics, Glyn Davis SMH
Danby, Smith & Husic raise the parliamentary tone at year's end, Paul Daley, Sun Herald
Hunger or homelessness - why should the unemployed have to choose? Adele Horin SMH
Real love, Andrew Stephens, Age