The well upholstered Clive Palmer, Australia's answer to either Donald Trump, Donald Duck or Lord Screaming Sutch, depending on your mood, has appointed the also well upholstered and former Liberal but now current independent MP Craig Kelly as his party's parliamentary leader.
A 'Code Barnaby' is a form of extortion: I'll agree with your plan only if you give me what I want. Trouble is Barnaby doesn't know what he wants. He wants others to develop a plan. And then he will do an Oliver Twist, and ask for more.
What, no courage? Too big to fail. Show me the money.
Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese was going so well. His Stephen Bradbury manoeuvre was simple but effective: just keep quiet and let PM Jimmy Morrison stumble at every turn until the final bend when Jimmy's final stumble would be into the fence.
Brisbane was the Stephen Bradbury of the contest, defeating Doha (small problem with, err, corruption and possibly climate), Budapest (facilities, anybody) and Ankara (too many possible surprises, e.g. a revolution).