Listening to Question Time in the House of Reps live just now I heard Ewen Jones ask his first question!
A big day for the big man, even though no-one other than the wife and kids were listening - although not quite as big as his maiden speech which is gig that ends up in the official history.
So what was the target of the big fella's first real test in the bear-pit? A question on Health funding (dare I say, the bloody PET scanner)?, or the mining tax?, or the copper-string project perhaps? even the future of the goddamn Fury - no, a question about asylum seekers!!
It will be interesting to see how the Big Ewe (clearly just following orders - a bit like a big ewe), and the Bully report this momentous occasion and explain the choice of subject.
I'll post a Hansard link when it's available.
PS: Gillard batted the question away - telling the Big Ewe to read the public record!!