It’s been a strange week for the Summernats impressario Chic Henry.
First he was doing his annual act of crying poor and threatening to up stumps unless the people of Canberra did more for him.
Then the ABC had a big swipe at Chic’s personal earnings from the event.
This morning the Canberra Times is mysteriously in possession of a treasury minute carpeting Summernats for the attitudes towards women and vowing not a cent more money unless they clean it up.
- “any future support, financial or otherwise, would be subject to being satisfied that measures were in place to address the perceived culture of negative portrayal and treatment of women that attaches to the event, and to mitigate anti-social behaviour. To date, the Summernats Group has not provided a response to those concerns”
A reasonable person might imagine that Mr. Stanhope’s office wanted this cabinet minute publicised.
Mr Stanhope’s office even helpfully confirmed the thrust of the minute. How nice.