Get­ting to know the Pil­bara

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Shortly af­ter Malcolm Turn­bull ousted Tony Ab­bott to be­come Prime Min­is­ter of Aus­tralia, he de­cided to give As­sis­tant Trea­surer Josh Fry­den­berg a new port­fo­lio. The ris­ing Lib­eral Party star, who sits in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the seat of Kooy­ong in Mel­bourne was made the new Min­is­ter for Resources, En­ergy and North­ern Aus­tralia. He is the first Min­is­ter for North­ern Aus­tralia since 1993. Mr Fry­den­berg vis­ited the Pil­bara last week, so we at the Pil­bara News de­cided to put his North­ern know-how to the test with a quick quiz.

When is the Pil­bara mango sea­son?

JF: When I’m ready to eat them. Cor­rect an­swer: Oc­to­berNovem­ber.

Can you name three pubs in WA, the North­ern Ter­ri­tory and Queens­land?

JF: I was in Kal­go­or­lie the other day where there was the Palace Ho­tel, the Ex­change Ho­tel and the Han­nans Club.

What was the name of Dampier’s most fa­mous dog?

JF: Red Dog (Af­ter be­ing prompted with a clue from the aptly red haired Mem­ber for Du­rack Melissa Price.)

What is the pre­ferred Pil­bara


JF: Steel Blues. Cor­rect an­swer: Thongs.

What is the pre­ferred Pil­bara cur­rency?

JF: Aus­tralian cur­rency. Cor­rect an­swer: Bush chooks or man­goes.

Can you fish?

JF: Badly. To not know the name of the Pil­bara’s most fa­mous dog, whether you love him or not, is a crime enough in it­self, but if we were to give a fair ver­dict on Mr Fry­den­berg’s an­swers, it would be that he could ben­e­fit from a trip to the pub af­ter a day of tin­nie bash­ing.

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