THE so-called Australian Workers Union slush-fund story which has allegations that Prime Minister Julia Gillard acted inappropriately and quite possibly illegally, when she was a lawyer in the 1990s, has taken a turn that seems to overturn any claims it is a non-story with former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett stating the latest revelations called for a judicial inquiry.
"I am going to suggest here and now that the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition ought to appoint a judge to hold a quick judicial inquiry in a matter of weeks..." Mr Kennett said during a radio interview.
"This issue has stopped the government from governing at a critical time when it needs to govern."
Those siding with the Prime Minister would say Mr Kennett, as a rusted on Liberal Party member throws up a great deal of bias.
But regardless of your political sway: he speaks the truth when he said the issue has stopped the government from governing.
And certainly all eyes need to be on the road ahead as mounting levels of debt, hand-in-hand with the government cutting costs where it can, is causing many business people varying degrees of heartburn
The Prime Minister's method of using media conferences to deliver her scripted answers to questions rather than answering those posed in Parliament gives her critics plenty of ammunition in questionning the PM's tactics.