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High­way a real mys­tery

ONE hap­less tourist, while driv­ing past Palmer­ston, re­marked there was a Palmer­ston High­way on the Ather­ton Table­lands in Queens­land, and con­fi­dently told the car full of lo­cals that the Palmer­ston High­way led straight to the city of Palmer­ston. Bushie wants to know if this is some kind of in­vis­i­ble high­way or fancy mo­tor­way that Ter­ri­to­ri­ans can’t ac­cess.

Fri­day Eve a fizzer for Jo

ABC host tried to start a new trend this week and coin Thurs­day as “Fri­day Eve”. She was quickly shut down after con­fused lis­ten­ers called in ask­ing in a panic which day it was. Bushie reck­ons it might be bet­ter to just leave it as Thurs­day, Jo.

How about buy­ing lo­cal

THERE were a cou­ple of awk­ward run-ins for Health Min­is­ter dur­ing a sin­gle press-op this week, start­ing with a query from a ran­dom Ger­man back­packer who wanted to know if he was al­lowed to go to Queens­land to buy a car and come back into the NT. ABC journo and for­mer NT News scribe jumped in for the lo­cal car sell­ers, ask­ing why our Deutsche friend couldn’t buy a ve­hi­cle up here.

Great rea­son to move

JUST as the press con­fer­ence was about to be­gin, out­side Royal Dar­win Hos­pi­tal’s pan­demic clinic, two nurses decked in head to toe PPE told the Health Min­is­ter po­litely to please get out of their way as peo­ple with COVID-19 symp­toms would be walk­ing up and down the path to get to the clinic. Fair call.

Tracey’s num­bers game

THE NT gov­ern­ment’s coro­n­avirus fis­cal up


date came jam-packed with num­bers — and big ones — be­cause we are poor. Maybe it was un­der­stand­able then that CLP’s Fan­nie Bay can­di­date was spot­ted with the num­bers writ­ten, in blue ink, on her hand. Very es­que.

Con­fu­sion reigns supreme

EYE­BROWS were raised dur­ing a high-pro­file trial in the Dar­win Supreme Court this week, when it was re­vealed a wit­ness had in­quired about the size of the ac­cused’s “mem­ber”. When writ­ing her script for the TV news that night, Chan­nel 9 court re­porter

had to ask her peers if “mem­ber” re­ally meant what she thought it did, and con­firmed the spell­ing of “well-en­dowed”. Bushie’s spies can’t be sure, but they think the em­bar­rass­ing con­ver­sa­tion was held within earshot of the ac­cused and his wife.

IN re­cent months, po­lice have caught many Ter­ri­to­ri­ans get­ting be­hind the wheel after a hav­ing a few drinks — but none as cute as these lit­tle ladies. They were pulled over for a road­side breath test after one too many juice boxes. Po­lice said luck­ily enough there was “no of­fence for be­ing ab­so­lutely adorable”, and the girls rode off into the sun­set with the help of mum and dad. Stay out of trou­ble, Matt

BUSHIE doesn’t of­ten men­tion birth­days, but some­times a spe­cial shout-out is nec­es­sary. Il­lus­tri­ous NT News ed­i­tor

to­day cel­e­brates 40 years around the sun. Our only warn­ing? With the Dar­win Turf Club Gala Ball last night and Dar­win Cup Day to­mor­row, we’re un­sure whether a quiet one or hair of the dog is in or­der lest you end up grac­ing the feared front page.

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