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Caroline Overington’s Wikipedia page reveals a literary mystery

Wikipedia relies on a prolific army of volunteers to update it, but Blogstar2020 only made four changes in total.

Three of them were on Overington’s page, but the fourth was on the author and journalist’s page Gideon Haigh. Deleted was a reference to “Haigh’s wife, Charlotte, whom he married in January 2009.”

Haigh is Overington’s partner.


SPOTTED: Former Labor Senator Sam Dastyari sneaking around the Melbourne parliamentary precinct. The former NSW Right powerbroker resigned from Parliament in 2018 after revelations he had warned donor Huang Xiangmo, the Chinese billionaire property developer, that authorities were likely to tap his phone.

Former Labor Senator Sam Dastyari.Credit:James Brickwood

On Wednesday morning, Dasher was observed at the Park Hyatt hotel in Melbourne. At 3 p.m. he was in the vicinity of 1 Treasury Place, the complex where Premier Daniel Andrews‘ offices are located. Curious.


A racing slate of hopefuls has been towed in to enter Saturday’s pre-selection race to replace the federal president Tony Smith in Melbourne’s south-east seat, Casey.

As CBD revealed, the Liberals received nominations from the former Family First Party candidate Stone Bath and other hopefuls including Melbourne City Councilor and Solicitor Roshena Campbellwho is married to sun herald national weekend political editor james campbell; owner of a law firm Grant Hutchinson; Head of Sales and Partnerships Aaron Rapewho worked for the senator James Paterson; management consultant Andrew Astonan old Alan Tudge staff member ; interior designer and wildlife lover Donalea Patman; and eminent oncologist and Guardian journalist Ranjana Srivastava.


But it’s the marketing materials that each candidate posts that generate the most interest. Roshena Campbell kicked off the campaign trail with a pamphlet in which the mother-of-three describes herself as ‘Casey’s loudest voice’ and features serious credentials including joining the party at the age of 19 and meeting her future husband James while the two were volunteering.

Fast forward six years to 2010 and the couple tied the knot in Victoria’s Parliament Gardens – making their current shortlist tilt seem a long time coming.

Certainly, James Campbell’s appearance in the happy family snaps and the necessarily partisan nature of the glossy pamphlet could interfere with his day-to-day job of holding politicians to account.

But as CBD revealed rather sensationally, there is precedent, with The Australian’political journalist Simon Benson and nationals Bridget McKenzie showing how love can bridge the media-politics divide after they queue together at Bunnings.


Victorian Liberal President Robert Clark has been a follower of pre-screening schedules since taking over as party leader in late 2018. A staunch fan of the process, Clark has taken the stance – which has made him unpopular with party powerhouses – to ensure that branch members, rather than the party’s powerful but small administrative committee, decided on the candidates.

In recent years, delays in establishing the pre-screening schedule have meant that members of the state administration are believed to run out of time to conduct large-scale pre-screenings, and instead have been forced to take the complete control of the process themselves, completely dismissing the limbs.

It is therefore interesting to see the same spat playing out in New South Wales, where two out of three factions lay claim to the “soft” right-wing faction of the party, controlled by the Minister for Immigration. Alex Hawkdeliberately slows down screening decisions in an effort to induce the party executive to take control.

A party member said the division was ‘hijacked by a timetable pushed by Alex Hawke’ and ‘they cut the time because they don’t think a democratic process is going to produce the results they want “. . On Wednesday, sources close to Hawke dismissed the complaint.


Tuesday night, 7:30 a.m.The loss of was certainly the gain of the cinema crowd. Aunty’s Viewers Rated the Host Leigh Sales was absent from her usual role of presenting the public broadcaster’s most important daily current affairs programme, leaving the duties to the chief political correspondent Laura Tingle.

Turns out Sales was on a mission. A red carpet mission, in fact, at the premiere of the new James Bond movie no time to die.

Leigh Sales attends the premiere of No Time To Die.

Leigh Sales attends the premiere of No Time To Die.Credit:Getty Images

And she hit the jackpot, with coverage from both (“Leigh Sales kept it stylish”) and the Daily mail, who noted that the Walkley winner “chosen a stylish ensemble consisting of a long-sleeved black blouse and matching wide-leg pants”; and “the 48-year-old ABC reporter pulled her blonde hair back from her face in a slicked-back style and chose pale makeup with a talking hot pink lipstick.”

A spokeswoman for Auntie made it clear to us Sales, who doubles as a host of the popular Cat 10, Looks 3 podcast, had taken a day of “annual leave”. For a date with a steel-eyed assassin Daniel Craig and additional content for the podcast, we would do the exact same thing.

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