LOVELY DAY FOR A SHOOTING PARTY
IT’S an annual bonding session held at the ACT Majura Park Gun Club where shooting enthusiasts from the Nationals challenge their Coalition colleagues to a few rounds of clay pigeon practice.
Organised by gun enthusiast Bridget McKenzie — the Nationals senator once spoke of her disdain at the snobbery of city dwellers about firearms — the August 16 event saw both pollies and staff loading up.
The Sauce notes the timing of the gathering — exactly one day before the Peter Dutton camp began plotting its move on Malcolm Turnbull. Coincidence?
As for shooting prowess, not even Senator McKenzie nor former SAS soldier Andrew Hastie could outshoot Liberal MP Ian Goodenough, according to a Nationals source.
“(Mr Goodenough) is the last person you’d think would be a crack shooter,” the source said. “But you wouldn’t want to mess with him.”
Back L-R: J ames Paterson, Ian Goodenough, David L eyonhjelm, Ben Mor ton, Bridget McK enzie. Front L-R: Andrew Has tie, Andrew Howarth.