FORMER Prime Minister Bob Hawke, pictured with wife Blanche d'Alpuget, serenaded celebrity guests at the Jack Newton Celebrity Classic with his rendition of Waltzing Matilda.
THE accents are broad Australian, and a few Afghan knick-knacks hang on the walls. But a signal that this hut is a military crossroads is the small poster pinned among the wall maps - a languid, cigar-smoking Che Guevara.
Tony Sernack has long wanted to experience and photograph life in Cuba - but particularly to see how the world's most famous cigars are made. "Every tobacco leaf in every cigar is handled about 150 times. Is there a more labour-intensive industry?"
MANY of you will be wondering what to make of the jumble of pen-giving and wanton rug-love that emerged from the tabling of the register of members' interests in the House of Representatives on Monday. Here I provide a quick and reasonably prejudiced guide to interpreting the gifts.
ALEX O'LOUGHLIN is sitting in his make-up trailer, alternating puffs on a cigar with a serious discussion about spiritual belief and human nature.