1. True or false: Antarctica is larger than Australia?
2. What 12-letter word meaning someone who travels widely ends with the name of an aquatic creature?
3. In four of the past five years, filmmakers from which country have won Best Director Academy Awards?
4. Fattoush, solterito, horiatiki and goi ga are all types of what?
5. Who was the last Australian prime minister to serve a full term in office?
6. Is a bouzouki (a) a rocket launcher; (b) a Middle Eastern pastry; or (c) a musical instrument?
(c) A musical instrument.
7. Which star of the TV sitcom Friends
revealed in September he had spent the past three months in hospital?
8. What is the fifth book of the Old Testament?
9. Which former Collingwood Magpies and Australian Diamonds netball goal keeper last month announced she would play for Collingwood in the AFLW? (Bonus point for naming her netball-AFLW cross-code Collingwood teammate.)
Sharni Layton. (Bonus point: Ashleigh Brazill.)
10. What is the name for a baby swan?
“I don’t recall the complete conversation.”
The environment minister apologises for telling the former Kiribati president that “for the Pacific it’s always about the cash”. Let he who has not crossed a Canberra restaurant to insult a Nobel Prize nominee cast the first stone.
“The Government Senators’ actions in the Senate this afternoon confirm that the Government deplores racism of any kind.”
The attorney-general tweets in support of the government backing a motion from Pauline Hanson that “it’s okay to be white”. Presumably, the senator means any kind of racism, except the kind where you vote in favour of a neo-Nazi slogan.
“There was no justification ... to trigger that termination clause.”
The ex-ABC managing director sues her former employer over “adverse action”. She made this claim before it became clear she lost the SeaChange remake to Channel Nine.
“It’s taken a century to get to this point.”
The Queensland premier celebrates a landmark vote decriminalising abortion. By “this point” she means the late 1960s.
“I think there is a cancer in Canberra at the moment – it is people who background journalists.”
The deputy prime minister and Nationals leader rejects reports his party is rallying against him. Of all the cancers in parliament, that one is a light sunburn.
The United States presidential runner-up denies her husband’s affair with Monica Lewinsky was an abuse of power as they were both adults. Asked why so many female voters were ambivalent
about her run for the White House, Clinton said she had, quote, “no idea”.