Barry O'Farrell's belly put to torch by moral panic

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 23 2018 - 8:17pm, first published January 18 2014 - 3:00am

One of the tests of character of the modern politician is how well they stand up to moral panics. NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell wins some brownie points from me for relatively masterly inactivity over the past few weeks as Sydney's tabloid media worked itself into a frenzy over the need to do something about king-hits.

Subscribe now for unlimited access.

or signup to continue reading

All articles from our website & app
The digital version of Today's Paper
Breaking news alerts direct to your inbox
Interactive Crosswords, Sudoku and Trivia
All articles from the other in your area

Get the latest Canberra news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.