The Joel Fitzgibbon saga rolls on, with the Opposition getting a bee in their bonnet about the evils of Communist China and Labor’s supposed connections with all manner of Chinese folk. The government fires back that they’re playing the “yellow peril” card, and that’s probably true.
How much this sort of noise cuts through outside the Canberra/press gallery nexus might be discernible from the latest AC Nielsen poll numbers – showing Kevin Rudd in Hawke like territory and Malcolm Turnbull having a net dissatisfaction rating for the first time. The poll also suggests that “taking the fight up to the government” through Senate naysaying is proving highly counterproductive for the Coalition.
Elsewhere: Good post at The Interpreter about the ins and outs of the Fitzgibbon stuff.