Senator John Faulkner is a man of many talents.
He’s from the left of NSW politics and survived, which proves he is a man of some talent and passion and also has the hide of an elephant.
He was one Labor’s best performers while in opposition and his intelligence and skill during Senate estimates hearings was wildly discussed by Canberra watchers.
His early performance as Special Minister of State in the first Rudd cabinet was admirable and he introduced many important reforms which, if passed into legislation, will go a long way towards making the Federal Parliament more transparent and accountable.
But most importantly, I’m told he’s an absolute fiend on the dance floor.
Also - Senator Penny Wong's not wrong!