I’m not a big fan of political scandals. Still, it has to mean something when there are too many simultaneous scandals going on for anyone to keep track. Rather than attempt a summary, I’ll list some of the government figures currently involved in one or more scandals that would normally be expected to produce a resignation from office or Parliament: Cash, Cormann, Dutton, Hockey, Keenan, Wilson, Price [feel free to challenge these names, or add others, in comments]. The only comparable situation I can think of is the dying days of the last NSW Labor government.
In these circumstances, policy catastrophes like banking, the Murray-Darling Basin and climate change barely get a look in.
Despite all of this, the government and their media cheer squad are convinced they can eke out a win by demonizing refugees. We shall see.