marcus westbury

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In praise of initiative – or why Bob Carr made me move to Melbourne

December 10th, 2010 5 Comments

Why i moved to Melbourne I HAVE described myself on more than a few occasions as a cultural refugee from New South Wales. Many young artists and creative types – some very talented and some obviously less so – left the state during the Carr years. Some went overseas, some went north and played a […]

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Dinner at the Lodge

June 14th, 2010 2 Comments

MY PHONE rang late on a Wednesday afternoon. The Prime Minister’s office was calling to inquire as to whether I had any plans for Friday night. I did but they were swiftly cancelled. Little more than 48 hours later, I’d had my only passable suit dry-cleaned, some flights cancelled and new ones arranged and I […]

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On Q and A next week…

August 8th, 2008 7 Comments

Talk about a hiding to nothing. I’m going to be on ABC TV’s interactive political panel discussion show Q and A next week. I will confidently predict that the show will have amongst its worst ratings for the year. Hopefully this will be more to do with it going head to head against the Beijing […]

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