Tips and rumours

Mar 21, 2014

Tips and rumours

We'll have the scampi at Pell's farewell dinner ... Sinodinos, why so modest? ... RiotACT may pull through ...

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Pell’s farewell. Next week’s farewell dinner for George Pell (who is on his way to the Vatican via the royal commission into child sex abuse) sounds nice. We’ve heard “lots of big wigs” will be at the party at the Sydney restaurant — will Pell fan and devout Catholic Tony Abbott attend? Crikey has checked out the restaurant’s menu and would order the smoked salmon tower and the grilled scampi (no vows of poverty for these diners!). There’s just one problem. We haven’t received our invitation yet.

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5 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. stephen dolan

    @TurnbullMalcolm. thought you were a lawyer ?? Never ask a question unless you know the answer. #paintedincorner

  2. jmendelssohn

    Michael Brand may also put his hat in the ring for the NGA job, and if so would be very attractive for a risk averse government. His time at the Getty was distinguished by his insistence on returning illegitimately acquired art works – and he is both Canberra bred and a former senior staffer at the NGA, which means he knows the culture of the place.

  3. leone

    Geez Turnbull is dumb. Whether or not Julia Keady can get broadband has nothing to do with how far her home is from the pillar in the street. It’s all about her local exchange, which has no more ports available Does Turnbull even know that there are homes and businesses all over Australia, both urban and regional, that cannot get broadband access because of inadequate exchanges? I believe the correct jargon is ‘not fully enabled for ADSL and ADSL2’. Does he care? Does he have any plans to address this problem? If his response to Ms Keady is anything to go by he has no idea this problem even exists, let alone plans to fix it.

  4. klewso

    I wonder how far off the ground this abuse inquiry would have got, if Abbott had been PM?

    [And sorry I have to miss “Blot on the Week End” – I have to wash my hair. But with his repetitive syndrone I can dig up any number of his previous rantings to get the gist.]

  5. MJPC

    I hope they have a few stiff drinks for the Archbishop at his knee’s up because he will need them after his attendance at the Royal Commission on Monday.
    They have some special questions for him to answer I am certain.

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