rob harris

rob harris


national affairs editor for @theage and @smh. Wanna-be Barmy Army member. Love @StKildaFC, tea and the @Coodabeens.

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Crocmedia secures metro commercial AM radio rights to Tokyo Olympic Games:

The new “how to clean your hands properly” posters in Parliament House call it a faucet and not a tap 😢

My day started with a tiny stain on a white shirt I thought I could get away with. Ended covered in coffee, a pie & sauce.

Today a stranger stopped behind me at the traffic lights in pouring rain. Next minute he knocked on my window - scaring the living daylights out of me. I rolled down window & he said “you’ve left your petrol cap open, I’m going to close it for you”. Random acts of kindness.

How great are Saturdays when there’s no reason to get out of bed.

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I can't stop giggling at this. Never call your child Clint.

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Pastor Doug Nicholls writes to Ben Chifley, Robert Menzies and Arthur Fadden on July 1949 requesting a “voice” for his people in federal parliament. Seventy years ago.

A staffer for Nationals senator Barry O’Sullivan texted journalist Annika Smethurst, calling her a “feminist c*nt” and hoped her family died of a “painful cancer”. I’m told O’Sullivan refusing to sack him as he’s apologised ... he’ll likely get a big $$ payout come May.

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Spare a for the PM today as he battles “like any other family” to get his mortgage under control on $527,852 a year and five years in cabinet on at least $350k. Just like you and me.

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Fake news hits #ausvotes : Labor has tonight demanded Facebook probe "orchestrated" mass sharing of posts falsely claiming it will introduce a 40 per cent death tax.

Dan Andrews: "I don't want to appear harsh in any way, but we don't need any more clothes, food, trucks on our roads, we don't have the warehouse capacity." Says the best way to help is a cash donation to the relief fund.

One Cabinet minister on the usefulness of Peter Dutton’s contribution today: “maybe he is just an egotistical moron who lacks self awareness.”

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