Tarantino blanches Cate’s arty films ahead of Oscars
Hockey favours free carparking for mums
MORE than 28,000 people ran over the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge for the final time yesterday in the 2015 Sunday Mail Suncorp Bank Bridge to Brisbane, as organisers plan a new route for next year’s 20th anniversary.
The new course will be an- nounced later in the year, with the path expected to be a celebration of the River City.
Yesterday’s race raised more than $685,000 for charity, with the honour of top fundraiser going to 11-year-old brain cancer sufferer Maxwell Shearer (right), who raised $37,799 for the Queensland Children’s Tumour Bank.
“I was diagnosed with cancer this time last year and it wasn’t a great time,” Max said after the race.
“I couldn’t run last year because of the chemo I was getting but this year I wanted to run and raise money for kids like me so they could have better lives.”
Fellow runner Queensland QUENTIN Tarantino, whose upcoming western is expected to be an Oscar contender, raised eyebrows when he bashed recent Oscar films, particularly criticising two-time winner Cate Blanchett.
“Half of these Cate Blanchett movies, they’re all just like these arty things,” the filmmaker (pictured) told New York magazine.
“I don’t know if we’re going to be talking about The Town or The Kids Are All Right or An Firebirds star Kim Ravaillion was concentrating on only one thing in her first crack at the race – edging out her longest standing rival, twin sister Jess.
The Australian Diamonds centre coasted her way through the 10km run, barely breaking a sweat.
In his sixth attempt, Jackson Elliott took out the top Education 20 or 30 years from now,” he said. Ironically, Tarantino’s anticipated The Hateful Eight might be up a against Blanchett’s Carol, both distributed by Harvey Weinstein.
Tarantino also k knocked Ben Affleck’sfl 2010 The TownT because everybodye in it “is beyondb d gorgeousg ... the crook is absolutely gorgeous. The town whore, Blake Lively, is absolutely gorgeous.” gong, crossing the line first with a time of 31 minutes and seven seconds.
The race held extra significance for the Gold Coast teacher, whose mother was diagnosed with cancer on Friday. NEW mothers returning to work could be given free carparking to save time and money under a proposal floated by Joe Hockey.
Revealing how he had thought about the stresses mothers faced when returning to work, the Treasurer has called for a debate on ideas, such as making it easier for women to juggle work and home life.
Mr Hockey, who will travel to Turkey for a G20 finance ministers meeting this week, said Australia’s economy needed to get more women into employment.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has also called for more policies to help women get a job.
It is understood that a proposal for the Commonwealth to collaborate with big business to help provide free carparking was raised in a private submission to Mr Hockey’s tax white paper.
It comes as The Sunday Mail revealed yesterday that eligible mothers returning to paid employment may not lose some welfare benefits in an attempt to encourage them back into the workforce.