#5and5 Worst. Dixer. Ever.

This was our first full week of Parliament since the election. The Government was briefing journalists in the lead up to Monday about how dominant they would be in the Parliament. Well… that’s not quite how it turned out for them.

Read More
Tony Burke
#5and5 HelloConflict

The Senate team led a lot of the news reports this week with some extraordinary work in Senate Estimates. The questioning of the Federal Police, Foreign Affairs, and Finance kept exposing more and more failings by the Government. And each new piece of evidence gathered in the Senate found its way straight to the floor of the House of Reps.

Read More
Tony Burke
#5and5 Longest Question Time, shortest crisis.

It wasn't only the first week back for 2019. It wasn't only the beginning of just 10 sitting days in an eight-month period. This was the week that we had the shortest constitutional crisis in history and the longest Question Time in history. Here’s the 5and5.

Read More
Tony Burke
#5and5 Return of the safari suit.

We were told this would be the week when the Government put its full $80 billion handout to big business to a vote in the Senate. But I won’t tell you how the vote went because like most predictions from the Government, it never happened.

Read More
Tony Burke