Tom Ballard’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival set cancelled by by ABC
Viewers may possibly remember Ballard’s Tonightly software was axed 3 years back right after a skit that labelled an Australian Conservatives candidate as a c–t enraged the Liberal Governing administration. Ballard signed off with a tearful plea for the nationwide broadcaster to keep generating “risky” content. Dare to aspiration Tom!
HANSON ON HAMILTON
Pauline Hanson is maintaining shtum on the aspects of a weekend jaunt to the Whitsundays last spring compensated for out of her parliamentary price account.
Federal vacation disclosures produced previous 7 days revealed the Queensland senator spent – sorry, the Australian taxpayer used – pretty much $1500 on flights jetting to Hamilton Island from Brisbane on Friday, October 2. She then flew out of the Oatley family members-owned hotspot 3 times later to Canberra (via Brisbane). That two-halt vacation expense just in excess of $1020. The exact same expense report reveals Hanson accrued parking service fees of $151 amongst Oct 1 and October 8.
Hanson’s associates did not reply to recurring issues about the function of the trip. Odds are there could have been a little bit of small business and satisfaction on the island where golfing carts are the principal kind of transportation and the 6-star luxury Qualia Resort is viewed as to be one of the country’s best. It’s really worth noting the Queensland state election took location on October 31, about 25 days just after Hanson remaining the island. 1 Nation fielded company development govt Deb Lawson for the seat of Whitsunday. Lawson also ran for the celebration a calendar year earlier in the federal election representing the seat of Dawson.
Irrespective of whether Hanson aided her condition chances is one more issue. Liberal Nationwide Amanda Camm secured the seat in opposition to the ALP’s Angie Kelly in a nail-biting race which came down to preferences. Camm secured 32.88 for each cent of the main vote although Kelly secured 32.51 for every cent. Lawson arrived in fourth spot with 9.4 for each cent of the principal vote at the rear of North Queensland First’s Jason Costigan. Perhaps Hanson must have stayed lengthier.
Country KNOCK OUT
Shift over bush thrust. There is a growing field of metropolis slickers moving into types at Sydney’s Royal Easter Present and beating the country folks at their have activity.
Paddington retail landlord Theo Onisforou was not mucking about when he started a side hustle breeding cattle in the Southern Highlands above a decade back. His K.O Angus stud – short for “Knock Out” cattle – took out 3 groups at the Sydney Royal Easter Clearly show over the weekend. His cattle including KO Vicky and a further two both equally referred to as KO Dream secured 1st area in their groups, whilst the stud also scored runner-up in the “Herdsman’s Very best Maintained Beef” competitors – which is the beef division’s best prize. Outside the house the display, Onisforou is finest recognized as the buying centre opponent who took on the Lowy family’s Westfield Bondi Junction advancement producing the large-finish “Intersection” retail cluster at the corner of Glenmore Road and Oxford Avenue.
CHEESE AND CHUTNEY
Onisforou was not the only Renaissance male scoring a location on the podium.
Previous political staffer turned farmer and ag producer Daniel Leesong and attorney spouse Melanie scored firsts at the show for cheeses developed at their Coal River Farm in Tasmania. Leesong served as the chief of personnel to former Tasmanian leading Paul Lennon and led the Tourism Marketplace Council of Tasmania for three years. His cheese achievements provided gold in the white mould ripened group with an ashed brie and bronze in the same category with a camembert. The few also scored bronze for their blue cheese and a washed rind – which tied in third put with an providing from Coles’ connoisseur manufacturer. What a killer.
Woollahra lawyer Richard Gulley won second area in the chutneys division, in the two versions class although NSW Land Registry Services’ chief financial officer James Dolton scored initial put for his vinegar pickles, and a very commended in the blackberry jam.
This write-up has been altered to get rid of an mistake pertaining to Theo Onisforou’s title. It has been up-to-date accordingly.
Samantha is a CBD columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. She not too long ago included Victorian and NSW politics and small business for Information Corp, and beforehand labored for the Australian Monetary Evaluate.
Stephen Brook is a CBD columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He is a former options editor and media editor at The Australian, the place he wrote the Media Diary column and invested 6 decades in London functioning for The Guardian.
Nick Miller is Arts Editor of The Age. He was beforehand The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald’s European correspondent.