Cup city’s glamour runs thin
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.