Here are a few predictions for the coming year, starting with Malcolm Turnbull losing his job.
Nic Stuart is a Canberra writer.
It's easy to take a quick look at Peter Dutton and simply write him off. That would be a mistake.
Aren't you glad to be Australian? If you believe the numbers, you picked a winner. We're celebrating a quarter-century of economic expansion: 25 years of year-on-year GDP growth or, better still, 100 quarters without a recession since June 1991!
If you meet someone, anyone, who thinks Rudd's been dudded by being "denied" the nomination, treat them gently. They obviously prefer living in a world of fantasy.
This is perhaps one of the worst decisions to affect Defence in the past 20 years, because the structure is now askew.
Most of what passes for political analysis, particularly the spin coming from the main parties, is facile.
He will never lead a party to an election again.
Sydney Grammar School has provided Australia with three prime ministers: none were endorsed by the people.
There was a startling development at last week's Defence debate at the National Press Club.
The election campaign's been going on for a very long time now and a number of readers have indicated to me that they're getting bored with so much discussion about politics.