Tips and rumours

May 12, 2014

Tips and rumours

Is ACT Young Labor a blokey affair? ... murmurs about newspapers merging / folding ... the small world of Tassie politics ...

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Culture cuts: budget woes in Canberra. Canberra’s cultural sector public servants woke to a chill wind this morning as reports said tomorrow’s federal budget would merge back-office functions of agencies that employ 2200 public servants. The assistant director-general of Australian Collections and Reader Services at the National Library of Australia, Margy Burn, wrote to staff in an email this morning saying that “the devil will be in the detail as to how this is implemented”.

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4 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. Richard Farmer

    Don’t forget the first member of the dynasty
    From Wikipedia:
    William Clark “Bill” Hodgman OBE QC (14 May 1909 – 3 May 1997) was a Tasmanian politician. He served as a Member of the House of Assembly from 1955 to 1964, and a Member of the Legislative Council from 1971 to 1983. He was President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council from 1981 to 1983.[1]
    William Clark Hodgman was the father of politicians Michael Hodgman and Peter Hodgman, and the grandfather of the current Premier of Tasmania, and former Leader of the Opposition, Will Hodgman.

  2. Vincent O'Donnell

    Hey, Hey, Ms Tips. Wellington has a great airport. One of the most exciting to use, especially in a southern gale.

    Landing in a B737, into a 60 knot gusting headwind, is not for the faint hearted, either in the cockpit or with the pax.

  3. Brian Williams

    Oh Ms Tips – you would remember Wellington airport if you’d ever had the misfortune to land there during one of their infamous southwesterly hurricane-force winds (usually every third day).

    The runway is one of the smallest in the world for a capital city, and with the ocean at each end there are many occasions on which I have contemplated my mortality as the plane threw out the anchors to try and slow down before the runway ran out.

  4. form1planet

    Wellingon airport also has that awesome 2-tonne eagle from the Hobbit suspended from the ceiling over the cafe. Or at least it did until it fell down during the last earthquake. Definitely a spot for the thrill-seeking traveller.

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