Sean Kelly is a columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and was an adviser to Labor prime ministers Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd.
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Remember this moment
The frustrations of this week will fade, but the change to our laws will last
Politicians have embarrassed themselves with the citizenship mess
A victory for equality
Same-sex marriage has been voted into law
Suddenly it’s the Opposition leader under pressure
Turnbull and Shorten are making the same mistakes they usually do
The PM should worry as impressions are cemented
That sinking feeling
The PM’s massive banks backflip lands the government in a very dark place
A day of joy
A historic moment, as the marriage bill passed the Senate
Another day lost to troublesome government MPs
The Queensland result confirms things we already knew
Once the race for the leadership begins, it can be very hard to stop.
An actual crisis
The situation on Manus has gone too far. It is time to bring these people here.
Form follows function
To have any chance of recovery, government MPs need to remember what side they’re on
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