This week, as well as following the election campaign, a close eye has been kept on the launch of ABC's new 24 hour news channel, cleverly titled "ABC News 24"... Go figure.
With the launch on Thursday, I was hoping for a lot of funny slip-ups and problematic formats leading to hilarity. Unfortunately, the new channel is running surprisingly smoothly, with not many glitches and really great news stories. It's a triumph for Australian television, but a struggle for satirists. I'll have to keep recording in hope of a meltdown after the shine wears off.
All this news watching is starting to take its toll. This morning I predicted Gillard's climate change speech word for word. I know her patterns like the back of my hand. It's scary.
Our election coverage is shaping up nicely. Hopefully the News 24 piece will go in a positive direction too.
Exciting news ahead. Stay tuned!