Cup city’s glam­our runs thin

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

TIES ABC CUP TIP

HOW will un­in­formed know its Mel­bourne Cup day next year? It ap­pears the only time some dressed-down news males on ABC TV look pro­fes­sional in ties. MEL­BOURNE does not win the lot. Pop-up city parks for va­grants are mooted to stem growth of foot­path squats in Collins St. Na­tional Cup hol­i­day plan is an­other dooze. Kids miss school, penalty rates kick in, TAB bet­ting dives and Mon­day sick­ies kill biz. Dis­as­ter.

PITT PITCHES CASINO

TREA­SURER Cur­tis Pitt has con­firmed Cairns re­gion is high on the short-list for an­other casino if La­bor wins. Palm Cove casino may be doubt­ful if crocs keep haunt­ing stinger nets.

POOR POLL TIM­ING

FAIR enough Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies yes­ter­day were hon­oured out­side elec­tion tim­ing. Drama re­sumes with Gabba polling Novem­ber 25, which is the Satur­day of the Gabba Test.

RAY OF HOPE

MER­MAID Beach MP “Sugar Ray’’ Stevens drew the bot­tom line for the seven starters in his seat. Still favourite but ri­vals in­clude an­i­mal ac­tivists, Greens etc but no sign of Pauline’s 1N.

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