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Fiona hill theresa may curtsey margaret thatcher, why did she resign

Theresa May, the big boat, and the King of Trash.

As Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May often seemed sad and stiff.

May is finally having fun now that she isn't in charge. Before watching her successor, Boris Johnson, fail in politics, which is sure to be fun, there is the matter of May's trip to Australia in February of this year.

During her nine-day trip to Australia, May went on a cruise around Sydney Harbor with trash millionaire Ian Malouf on his luxurious 52-meter yacht Mischief. The cruise, which cost an estimated £30,600 ($55,000), was paid for by Malouf. We wonder how May, who once told a TV interviewer that the worst thing she had ever done was run through fields of wheat as a child, dealt with Mischief's famously racy art.

May was given more than just a date with Australia's richest ex-garbo who is now a yacht broker. According to information in her register of interests, the Victorian branch of the Liberal Party paid £38,700 for her flights and lodging.

The Liberals hoped that May's trip would get more women to support their cause. Given how badly the party did at the last election and how likely it is to lose in Victoria next month, maybe someone who almost lost to Jeremy Corbyn isn't the best candidate.

Fiona hill theresa may curtsey margaret thatcher, why did she resign
Ita Buttrose is head of ABC.

BATTLE OF THE AGES ON ABC

There is a rising up in the ABC over how young people are treated. Or is it how the old are treated?

The trouble started when the decision was made to give Fran Kelly's new TV show, Frankly, the go-ahead.

Thomas Mitchell, who covers culture for the national broadcaster, made the case for new people to work there. This started a back-and-forth between writers in these pages and ABC management.

But the debate has grown beyond Kelly to include differences in pay and opportunities for Aunty's younger employees. Chair of the ABC board Ita Buttrose called these complaints "ignorant" and "ageist."

But in reality, many young staff members are stuck in short-term contracts, while veteran reporters are treated like endangered species. ABC staffers are now going against the grain and publicly supporting Osman Faruqi's latest opinion piece on the subject.

Current ABC journalists Ahmed Yussuf, Jordan Fennell, and Thuy Ong shared the article on Twitter, and former iview head Sally O'Donoghue said Faruqi's criticism was "spot on."

Behind the scenes, ABC staff are also getting ready. Group chats have been going crazy since Buttrose said the ABC didn't have a problem with young people.

"It feels good to read this," wrote an ABC worker about Faruqi's work. "Maddening to hear what Ita had to say. I've had short-term contracts (nothing longer than a year) for the past ten years.

Faruqi says he got about 30 messages from current employees who wanted to talk about something that is always being talked about in the organization.

Buttrose didn't back down. Instead, he spoke to News Corp's media column to question Karl Stefanovic's expiration date and send a thinly veiled insult to Faruqi. I think the lady protests too much.

SLIPPERY SUIT

Snake Man was back in court last week to hear the verdict in his defamation case against a number of publications and journalists, including Nine's Peter Hitchener, Tom Kelly, and ABC's Paul Barry.

Raymond Hoser is suing ABC, Nine, and News Corp. because he is known as "Snake Man" for his work catching snakes all over Victoria.

The coverage of an incident in which a tiger snake was found under a car at a service station in Coles Nunawading is at the center of the legal battle. Snake Man later admitted that he had made fake pictures of the dangerous snake for the shoot, but he was furious about how this was reported.

Hoser filed a long list of false accusations against him, including that he spread fake news, is a liar and a fraud for planting snakes, and put people's lives in danger by releasing snakes in public, even though he says the "re-enactment" was needed to do the segment safely.

Judge Julie Clayton of the county court threw out a long list of Hoser's accusations, including reader comments that called him a "wanka" and "peanut." But the fight will go on because Snake Man has been given a chance to make his case again, including that he is a fake and a fraud. Now, the self-proclaimed Snake Man has to decide if he wants to come back for another bite.

IS IT A MESSAGE?

Taking down corflutes is a normal part of any election.

But it's been taken to the next level outside the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on Northcote's High Street.

Overnight, two three-meter-wide signs for Kat Theophanous, the Labor MP for Northcote, were taken down. This cost the campaign $500.

Martin Manev, the church's treasurer, doesn't know who took down the sign, but it's not the first time the building has been attacked for political reasons. After months of graffiti, someone burned an English flag and put up a "No to Monarchy" sign in its place.

It looks like the quinoa curtain is back with a vengeance this time.

KOMO 2024?

Ken Morrison, the head of the lobbying group Property Council of Australia, announced his sudden departure from the group on Monday, citing the need to take on new challenges.

He will leave in December after 25 years of work and eight years as leader. CBD wondered if he might be tempted to go into politics like the other Morrison from the property council (a few Liberal seats have opened up in NSW), but it seems more likely that he will do something in business.

Morrison told the people who follow him on LinkedIn that he had no plans right now, other than a family trip and a management course at global business school.

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