The Art of the Australian Insult

Ill-mannered, narcissistic twits, beware
July 4, 2008, 9:02 am
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“As a fellow restauarant employee, I just wanted to say “good on you” to the guys at Iguanas who came forward regarding their treatment from Belinda Neal. No one has the right to waltz into a restaurant and treat the staff like dirt, no matter how grand you think you are. It unfortunately happens ot often in the industry amd maybe the affair will serve as a warning to any ill-mannered, narcissistic twits: we are not your door mat.”

Candice comments on Iguanagate in the pages of the Telly. June 28.

New tourism slogan
July 4, 2008, 5:43 am
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“Tourism NSW should immediately contract be;linda Neal and Gordon Ramsay to front a new, more aggressive advertising campaign.  Called “Where the fucking hell are you, it would not only drag in the punters, but also keep those pesky waiters on their toes.”

Dave Robinson, letter to the Sydney Morning Herald, Friday June 13 2008.

When cornered, just hide in the loo. Or call the police.
July 2, 2008, 5:37 am
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“Around about Epping he went into the toilet and didn’t come out until we reached Central. It was around twenty minutes he was in there. When he came out I said, “this rather awkward isn’t it.’’

Seven reporter Aela Callan reports on how NSW Education minister John Della Bosca hid in a toilet on a train in order to avoid a television crew. In contrast, his wife Belinda Neal called the police after a Channel 7 reporter mocking called “Don’t you know who I am?” to her.  Neal’s office released the following statement:

“This morning a team from A Current Affair followed Ms Neal from her home to her electorate office and forced their way through a secure area at the rear of Ms Neal’s office and the Commonwealth Bank and then pursued Ms Neal into her office. Police are presently investigating the incident in relation to entering enclosed lands and assault on Ms Neal. Police are understood to have asked A Current Affair for tapes of the incident.’’

Don’t toy with Iguanagate
June 25, 2008, 7:06 am
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NSW Liberal MP Ray Williams has been ejected from state parliament after bringing a stuffed-toy iguana into the lower house.

Mr Williams produced the toy as Premier Morris Iemma rose to answer a question from Nationals Leader Andrew Stoner relating to the incident at Iguana’s Waterfront Bar at Gosford, involving John Della Bosca and his wife, federal Labor MP Belinda Neal.

Iguanagate just won’t die. As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald.

June 18, 2008, 8:30 am
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“Considering what’s being said by those concerned, perhaps the media should rename Iguanagate – Guanogate.”

A Govendir, comment, Daily Telegraph.