The Liberal party is running away from the public spotlight and already giving us a taste of what is to come.
The Labor party is in the usual infighting disarray with a mini election campaign running internally.
The Greens are reeling from the reality of having played with L1 and L2 in political survival mode.
The Grand Finals are distracting people and filling the airwaves. Cricket season is starting, no time to slow down.
At the encouragement of Our Hon. Leaders the annual "shop for Jesus" fiesta is starting to become a duty.
The next collective breath will be drawn at the end of January, by which time it's too late (as usual).
But hey, if we don't like how things are we can always vote them out. Right?