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EXCLUSIVE: Ten other major controversies from the Midwinter Ball

EXCLUSIVE: Ten other major controversies from the Midwinter Ball

Crikey is breaking down these walls of silence!

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

The Tele wants you to work for free ... Petraeus' clumsy rehabilitation in WA ... Liam Gallagher will not let the terrorists win ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Hywood arrives in style ... scaremongering in Brighton ... Bernardi all alone ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Bruce Billson's big bash ... Kevin Andrews snags Howard's couch ... love is in the air ...

Dancing, joking and pinching wine, pollies and journos let their hair down at the Midwinter Ball

Dancing, joking and pinching wine, pollies and journos let their hair down at the Midwinter Ball

You will not guess which politician was spotted at the end of the night looking for half-empty wine bottles.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Shorten watching through fingers -- GoT or Killing Season? ... Bishop ups ante at Midwinter Ball ... and the grannies fight back ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Was there a problem with NSW firies' helmets? ... Leyonhjelm's potty mouth ... is Chris Judd switching sport? ...

Midwinter Ball red carpet special: fashions on the hill

Midwinter Ball red carpet special: fashions on the hill

After last year’s colourful train wrecks, it seems black, ruffles and old-fashioned glamour were the order of the evening for the Midwinter Ball. With not a fedora in sight.

Murphy: All the gossip, gowns and gaffes from Canberra

Murphy: All the gossip, gowns and gaffes from Canberra

After the sex and political scandals of last year, the 2010 Midwinter Ball was a bit of a flop. But there was still awkward dancing by Conroy and terrible jokes by Rudd, says Katharine Murphy.