Cronulla coach Ricky Stuart on his annus horribilis: "I can't wait to have a beer at 11.59pm on New Year's Eve. So I can just wipe it - that's probably the best way to put it.
THE high-stakes clashes in the Australian Parliament almost always pit Government against Opposition.
BYELECTIONS are notoriously difficult to read because of their greater focus on local issues and the quality of candidates. However, the implications of Saturday's massive swings are plain: anything like that at the polls in 2011 would reduce Labor to a rump. Hence the reactions of the Premier and Opposition..read more
VETERAN Liberal MP Alby Schultz has vowed to push to form a rebel breakaway rump of rural MPs within his party if a federal merger with the Nationals fails.
THE Nationals leader, Warren Truss, has flagged the end of the federal Coalition with his rump of senators and MPs parting company with the Liberal Party.