As Julia Gillard's shoe leather tour shifts into overdrive, Tim Mathieson has been left to his own devices. But the first bloke isn't the sort to just mope around The Lodge. The footy-loving former hairdresser recently played host to ex-Richmond poster-boy Geoff Raines. The pair go way back. Raines told Triple-M: "I haven't done Kirribilli, but I've done The Lodge. Julia was away too... He entertained me well. We looked after The Lodge and we did it in reasonable style."
Tony Abbott is in Melbourne where he visited the city's wholesale fish markets about 5am with wife Margie and daughters Bridget and Frances.
The fish markets.
At 5am in the middle winter.
Dragging his wife and daughters along.
Oh yeah, and 63 per cent of respondents to a Gallaxy Poll want an early election.
Alarm clocks and shoe leather will not save the Federal ALP.
c/o The Australian