more on the ASIO bill
The ASIO bill was rejected by the Senate last December and caused the prime minister to claim (in effect) that it is undemocratic and dangerous for the legislature to legislate.
The bill is back before parliament. Last December the bill's absence was a grave threat to national security. Now it's so unimportant that the attorney-general forgot to do anything with it between 4 February and 20 March. It would just be too unkind to join the consensus of the guests on yesterday's Insiders that the bill is as much about gathering triggers for a double dissolution as anything else.
What a great war to fight a war!