1. Which former Australian senator’s memoir is titled Rebel with a Cause
2. In Greek mythology, what did Narcissus fall in love with?
3. Richard Umbers was forced to step down as CEO of which Australian company last month?
4. Roger Federer regained the ATP world No. 1 ranking last month. In which year did he first become world No. 1? (Bonus points for naming Federer’s current age and the year in which he most recently was No. 1.)
2004. (Bonus point: 36 and 2012.)
5. Which three pieces does each player have a total of two of at the start of a chess game?
6. Which singer’s debut studio album, The Kick Inside
, was released 40 years ago last month?
7. What word means dinner in Italian?
8. Lumiere and Mrs Potts are characters in what animated film?
9. The condiment turmeric turns white rice what colour?
10. Which Lord of the Rings
characters live in the Shire?
“Am so sorry. Guess that’s why I have few friends who are politicians. He seemed very open and excited about Mardi Gras and LGBTI community.”
The singer apologises for posing with Malcolm Turnbull at Mardi Gras. Turnbull learnt a simple lesson: don’t leverage politics off celebrity, or subject an entire community to a debate on their worth, purposely giving voice to decades of suppressed homophobia.
“How many Mongolian models did we have to bury in the jungle for this pricing.”
The prime minister’s son complains of a shadowy deal done to benefit Malaysia’s elites while he was at Goldman Sachs. The negotiations were still only slightly worse than Julia Gillard’s refugee swap with the country.
“Look, once you start having these sorts of exemptions, where does it end? Where does it end?”
The former prime minister questions Labor’s commitment to remove the tax levied on tampons. Where it ends is something approaching financial equality, which is admittedly terrifying.
“Rick Morton’s article in The Australian today highlights braod multicultural agreement that English is key to intergration.”
The citizenship minister continues his campaign for a strengthened English test to exclude migrants. You can’t misspell “broad” and “integration” without also spelling “bigot” – and “inbred” if you use the “b” twice.
“I’m a little worried about what often sounds like an anti-man agenda.”
The former prime minister expresses his fear of quotas. And women. And progress. And, probably, birds.
“I must be the only one not in the bonking circle because I’m certainly not getting any.”
The former senator reflects on the prime minister’s changes to the ministerial code of conduct. Elsewhere, she said Nick Xenophon took her on a date to KFC – a claim Xenophon denies, although he admits they shared chicken nuggets.