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PATRONS ONLY - BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE ALP POLICY RETREAT

ALP post-election policy meet up, Ablo’s man-cave, Marrickville.

The scene: it’s your standard wood laminate lined back shed situation. 

Old Picture Magazine, Australasian Post and CarToons pin ups festoon the walls. There’s an old foamcore Red Eye Records sign hung over the bar, which is stocked exclusively with Tooheys New. Ablo’s wheels of steel are dormant on the bar, mixing headphones perched on top of some truly egregious BOSE woofers.

Joel Fitzgibbons (absent) has positioned a cardboard standee of Acca Dacca’s Angus Young with his dacks down on top of one of the Razorback pinnies next to the Happy Hour Tiki Bar.

PATRONS ONLY - COOKED

"... Bouganvilleans believe the land is like the skin on your hand. You inherit it, and it is your duty to pass it on to your children in as good a condition as, or better than, that in which you received it."Raphael Bele, 1969

I watched the election results ooze in with our seven month old passed out on my lap.

The overdue demise of Toney, the chief architect of the last decade’s worth of general rot, was hardly an effective salve, given the circumstances.

DAVID MARR'S THE WHITE QUEEN

IN his seventh Quarterly Essay, The White Queen - One Nation and the Politics of Race, journalist David Marr examines Pauline Hanson and One Nation’s re-emergence in our current global political context.