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Keeping it in the family?
Seems the workers' hero Paul Howes loves to have a beer at the Carrington, in Sydney's a-la-mode Surry Hills. He seamlessly wove the Spanish-themed gastropub into his Sunday Telegraph op-ed on ... bike paths
The piece didn't mention that the Carrington is co-run by one James Wirth
. Is that a brother of Olivia Wirth, Howes' paramour (and Qantas spinner)?
The Sydney barfly who alerted us to the possible family connection reckons some Qantas staff functions take place at James Wirth's pubs, including the Carrington and the Norfolk. We contacted Howes and Olivia Wirth but haven't heard back; we'll keep you posted.
Blame the greens.
We've heard from a customer of Origin/Country Energy who's not happy with what the power retailer is telling punters on their bills. Here's the offending red notice: