Blueprints unfurled experts moved in, most looked coy, some shook their heads. “It must be a code,” one said. “Find the key,” said another. But someone looked up and saw a constellation peeking through the dusk and nodded.
It’s happening again. Australia is unique in many of the great Western governments in that its prime minister can wake one morning and earn a backbencher’s pay by the end of the day.