The Courier-Mail

Tarantino blanches Cate’s arty films ahead of Os­cars

Hockey favours free carpark­ing for mums

- SAM PHILLIPS

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.

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