In the Canberra Times today Chris Johnson is fretting that a planned June visit to Canberra by Barack Obama might disrupt the Press Gallery’s Mid Winter Ball.
United States President Barack Obama is still set to visit Canberra in mid June but his trip could upset the capital’s social event of the year by conflicting with the parliamentary press gallery Mid Winter Ball.
Politicians and journalists flock to the gala dinner dance each year to raise money for charity and generally celebrate the halfway point on the political calendar.
This year’s ball is to be held on June 16, but the window that has opened up for the President and his family to visit Australia is between June 12 and 20.
Chris seems to have confused his own workplace with the whole of the rest of the city.