It’s a happy day in the London Circuit Soviet as Our Chiefly Leader Jon Stanhope once again struts the national stage being all progressive.
A vast array of media is covering Bob Brown’s efforts to overturn the Commonwealth’s ability to overturn Territory legislation.
This in turn allows the Territories to pass laws the Commonwealth fears will anger the fundamentalist Christians whose approval the major parties crave at a national level.
So a dry technical argument becomes all about euthanasia (with gay marriage lurking in the background).
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And as the Chief Minister of a Territory close to Sydney and Melbourne Mr Stanhope becomes the progressive champion.
Which he’s really good at.
(We imagine Zed will have something to say later in the week.)