1. Which winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine was named the first Australian of the Year, in 1960?
2. Traditionally, what is the main ingredient of falafel?
3. Name the Australian boxer who retained his WBO welterweight title last month.
4. Who played Cynthia as an adult in the 2012 film The Sapphires
5. Which cocktail comprises gin, Campari and vermouth?
6. What is the common name for mammals of the order Chiroptera?
7. What is the southernmost country in Africa?
8. What, starting with ‘o’, is the name of the organ at the end of the abdomen of certain insects, by which eggs are deposited?
9. Name the last horse trained by Bart Cummings to win the Melbourne Cup. (Bonus point for naming the year it won.)
Viewed. (Bonus point: 2008.)
10. Which artist links the bands Derek and the Dominos, Cream and The Yardbirds?
“Look, I think trickle-down is a really inappropriate term.”
The prime minister complains about the reality of his tax reforms. The preferred term is “giving money to people who vote for me”.
“It’s caused a great deal of offence from these posturing, narcissistic moralisers.”
The conservative senator condemns musicians for asking that he not include their music on his Australia Day playlist. If artists want to be defended for their moralistic narcissism, they should look into homophobic wedding cake baking.
“I know what it’s like to be in prison. And if you commit a crime in our society, you know what: it’s a holiday in there.”
The One Nation leader calls for the deportation of immigrant families if any member commits a crime. Fourteen years ago Hanson described being put on suicide watch in prison and feeling as if it were “the end of my world” – which is not everyone’s idea of a holiday, but might feel like a break from life in a self-administered race war.
“The effectiveness of fake news is primarily due to its ability to mimic real news, to seem plausible.”
The Catholic leader uses his World Communications Day address to warn against disinformation, calling Eve’s temptation the “first fake news”. Side note: journalistic integrity is not really a marker of the Bible’s writing from there.
“All ideas merit consideration, even the most far-fetched ones.”
France’s finance minister politely dismisses Boris Johnson’s suggestion that a bridge be built over the English Channel. Reminder: this man is Britain’s foreign secretary.
“In 2015, David and I sat down with a school schedule ... I don’t want to miss too much of this.”
The singer announces that his current tour will be his last. He will fit in 300 shows before picking up the kids from school.