I’ve been pondering the possible makeup of the Malcolm Turnbull’s shadow ministry, likely to be announced tomorrow. With 45 positions from 101 MPs, you think there’d be little trouble getting all the really talented people a spot. But it never works that easily of course. The need to minimise internal unrest probably means there won’t be a huge number of demotions or surprises, even before other factors like factional, regional and party balances are taken into account.
One person who I’d love to see in there – even though I doubt very much it will happen – is Petro Georgiou. It won’t happen, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t. I expand a bit more on why I reckon this would be a good idea in this piece over on my Crikey blog.