Ben Eltham | Showtime in Canberra

Tears, ‘sh*t’ and an Abbott brain reboot. One day into the 2011 parliamentary season and with the media treating it as a great pageant, our leaders are ready to put on a show, writes Ben Eltham. It has been a seemingly dramatic start to the political year, but can the image grab for television be any replacement for a lengthy and informed debate?

Read what Ben thinks of all the media Ho-Ha in his piece for New Matilda here.

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