Opinion

Defence Minister Richard Marles has less than 683 days to get moving

By Andrew Blyth
Updated June 8 2022 - 1:23am, first published June 7 2022 - 7:30pm
Australia's new Defence Minister Richard Marles, during Labor's time in opposition. Picture: Sitthiay Ditthavong

The West Wing episode 365 sees former chief of staff Leo McGarry returning to work after a serious illness to find President Bartlet's administration having neither direction nor momentum for bold, large-scale initiatives. Tasked by the President with developing a strategic plan for the remainder of his term, Leo writes "365" on a whiteboard - the number of days left until a new president is sworn in.

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