Covering the bases...well almost

Covering the bases Illustration: Rocco Fazzari

Enduring scandals, leadership issues and a rabid opposition have not dampened the Gillard government’s spirit of reform.

The only problem is that the reforms are sideshow to the main event. But with all the distractions and the government’s inability to sell itself, that that’s where their good work will remain.

We seem to be confused about whether we are hearing a stage-crafted message or a government lurching from crisis is to crisis; it's all one big blur as Julia performs a balancing act that must be as exhausting to execute as it is to watch.

Let's watch this week's espresso video animation as Julia fine-tunes the balance, avoiding any falls as she plays the game.