The AFR Magazine recently profiled the federal education minister, Western Australian Liberal MP Julie Bishop. I’ve never met her, but she came across as (a) friendly and personable, (b) ambitious and extremely politically savvy, and (c) lacking anyÂ driving philosophy.
The thing that caught my eye was that she is the owner of the personalised numberplate “Curtin”. Now, I wonder whatÂ John Curtin, often called Labor’s greatest ever Prime Minister, would make of that?
Update:Â In writing the post, I assumed that it was common knowledge that JB is the member for Curtin. So there’s no puzzle as to why she wants the numberplate. The question is why it wasn’t already owned by a dewy-eyed socialist. Or maybe it was, but they were still willing to sell it for the right price.