Only two good things have happened to the ALP in the last twenty years; Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott. Both fizzled. Could another saviour appear?
The issue is whether he can successfully assemble together his vast experience of life in law, money, journalism, politics and civic affairs to get the results of which he is clearly capable.
Michaelia Cash wants to return to the days of crushing workers dreams by introducing Star Chambers such as was established in the days of the Howard Government's Work Choices regime.
Should the ALP Socialist Left work for co-operation with the Greens – or should the ALP Socialist Left fight them tooth and nail?
The Coalition will probably win around 100 seats in the Reps, up from 90 now. That will leave the ALP in pathetic shape, sharing 50 seats with Greens and Independents.
I have been around for 84 years, none of them ever boring, but 2015 has been a corker.
Only one party has anything to celebrate out of the North Sydney by-election, including bettering their previous best by 200 per cent.
A policy limiting immigration to around 70 000 per year, eventually stabilizing the population, would be the core to an unspecified broader range of sustainability ideas.
So if you were a potential parliamentary leader of the ALP where would you be courting favour to shore up your bid for top job?
With many serious matters to consider, and some amusing sideshows, the failure of the Opposition has been ignored by the media.
When everyone you went to uni with and maybe a minor celebrity or two, post about how the government's refugee policies are wrong, people can be deluded into thinking that the argument is over.
Parliament resumes this week throwing light on the leadership struggle between the Lawyer (Turnbull) and the Negotiator (Shorten).