Mary Porter to dash Labor hopefuls’ dreams

johnboy 15 September 2011

The ABC’s 7.30 ACT team have sent in the rundown for tomorrow night. Ross Solly will be hosting (we’re assured Chris is on holiday) and here’s what they have planned assuming nothing major breaks:

1. MP

Here in Canberra, at the Street Theatre a play is about to open that could not be more timely – it is the story of one woman in politics – but it could be the story of many. Adam Shirley talks to the author, Alana Valentine; the star, Geraldine Turner – and the journalist, Laura Tingle.


There are rumours flying that she will be asked to stand aside for a younger, more high profile candidate.

She says she’s going nowhere and says that, for her, it’s more important to represent the community than grandstand in the media.

Kate Evans profiles Mary Porter.


Almost a decade ago palaentologists discovered an animal graveyard in a Nullarbor cave…. including a rare complete skeleton of a marsupial lion.

Now it’s being mapped to be used in an online game.


The National Film and Sound Archives has recently taken possession of the library from Film Australia – what used to be called the Commonwealth Film Unit.

It is now the home of a truly fabulous film called Springtime in Canberra.

5. TRAXION ( big jazz band) play out the program.

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