Ambushed from all sides in the opening week of parliament, Turnbull must test his own authority by striking a decisive prime ministerial course
There were two business days in this short sitting week to open the 45th parliament; two question times.
The first I watched on TV. It was a deliberate choice. I wanted to consume the opening in the same way voters would – on their televisions. The second one I watched from the press gallery in the House of Representatives, sitting up behind the prime minister, looking down over his backbench.