Pollytics in the Press Gallery

Hacks attack in battle for press gallery supremacy

Andrew Crook*      June 14, 2012

The female future of the Canberra press gallery committee was hanging by a chad this morning as a bitter man-heavy battle for four general committee positions shifted into overdrive.

Andrew details some of the behind-the-scene manoeuvring and pettiness of this battle for obscure power. One interesting plank in a policy platform is:

  • We seek to improve the public standing of press gallery journalists by ceasing reporting on nasty politics in Canberra.

Other promises deal with toilet paper and hair straightener. It helps if you have a sense of humour.

*Andrew is a senior journalist with Crikey. Read the full yarn here: