PS: Sydney, once home to the Rum Corps, is now apparently home to the Penfold Grange Corps, writes Tony Wright in a sketch piece surrounding today's events.
(PS - the world of lobbyists Down Under: The ICAC has been following the influence of Eddie Obeid through a series of inquiries. The next, codenamed Operation Spicer, is expected to expose how influence peddling and backroom deals crossed from the Labor Party to the Liberals with the change of government in 2011.
Lobbyists Tend to take the low road) / “The thing about Barry is he wasn’t an overt control freak. He was a covert control freak, he had all these Machiavellian devices to keep hold of everything.”
Cuddly Barry O'Farrell was really a cranky bear
Bear Pit and it's secrets in the sunlight; "McCutcheon Breeds Cynicism: When it comes to campaign finance, the public's perception of corruption matters; But what if the public doesn't care?" Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate