It is interesting that we haggle over market direction, charts, financial markets and life in general, the Australian way of life, our children's future etc etc..
Meanwhile our Federal Government is alleged in this article from the Sydney Morning Herald to have our Defence Minister receiving benefits from people alleged to be connected to the Chinese leadership.
Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon tonight revealed he had failed to declare two trips to China paid for by family friend Helen Liu, who has close ties to Beijing.
Mr Fitzgibbon apologised for not declaring the trips taken in 2002 and 2005 when he was an Opposition MP after he earlier today said he had only ever exchanged "small gifts'' with the Chinese-born businesswoman, who has been a family friend for 16 years.
Is this a Labor phenomenon.
Are we back to 1975.
Or is it a temporary aberration?