Extracts from the Leader of Opposition Business in the HouseExtracts from the Leader of Opposition Business in the House


Extracts from the Leader of Opposition Business in the House

What do you think ?

Yes, I am certainly an MP, a Member of Parliament as well as a likely Mincing Poodle. I am the 22 year long, 5 term member for the South Australian Federal electorate of Sturt/Stirt/Stert, details of which the AEC continue to get so wrong. As such, I've never had a real job, never had to meet a payroll, never taken a commercial risk and I've been locked into a system of entitlement for as long as I can remember. That said, I have no intention of forgetting. It is that good !

That lady from Altona, back in 2009, just put both MP notions on the public record. It was in the Parliament of the day and is a scenario from which I'm likely never to recover. Is anyone aware of the background to the term ? Well let me tell you.

Mincing means, I've been told, “affectedly dainty or delicate”. That's fair enough.

Just before  we go too much further, an explanation first-up, I'm sharing this page with one of my very dear Brisbane friends, Jan Power. More later !

In recent times past, my overall Parliamentary performances have  been somewhat overshadowed by a couple of "from the hip" outbursts. More aggression, Joe said. He loves it it when my face reddens; he knows I'm on song."It's called sincere bashing", he said.

I really like my comment casually directed to the Leader of the Oppositon.This was pure gold. Here it is.

What a c**t !

Bronwyn, the Madam Speaker, picked it up immediately, (watch the clip), but thankfully did nothing. As Tony would say, I think we got out of it.

More later.




Another recent newcomer to the Markets, is the progressive and increasingly popular, Mudgeeraba Spices. A colourful display awaits Marklet visitors, well stocked and enthusiastically serviced. Large crowds were the order during an early March exhibit.

We've listed here some recipes involving their range of products, with so much more info. on their websitewww.mudgeerabaspices.com.au  It's a very good read !


Extracts from the Leader of Opposition Business in the House

South Indian Vegetable Curry

50mls oil, 1 tsp mustard seed, 2 inch piece fresh root ginger, 2 cloves garlic chopped, 1 onion sliced, 1 chilli/capsicum sliced (optional), 1kg mixed vegetables, 1 tsp salt, 1 cup coconut milk, 1 cup water or canned tomatoes, 2 level tbsp South Indian Vegetable Curry Blend.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan, when it is hot add the mustard seeds, these should start to pop straight away. Then add the ginger, garlic, onion and chilli and fry stirring occasionally until soft. Add the South Indian Vegetable Curry Blend and mix well, fry for 2 minutes. If the mixture is too dry add a small amount of water to enable the spice to fry. Add the vegetables and stir, mix in the salt, coconut milk, water or tomatoes. Cover and bring to the boil and turn down to simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked. Take the lid off and reduce the liquid until thick. Suggested vegetable combinations; carrots, cauliflower, potatoes and sweet potatoes, eggplant, beans, tomatoes, pumpkin and peas. This curry is excellent used for any meat, seafood, vegetables or lentils with the exception of beef. You may also change the coconut milk and substitute it with yoghurt if desired.
Extracts from the Leader of Opposition Business in the House

 Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken)

1kg chicken breast fillet cut into pieces, 50mls butter or ghee, 8 cloves garlic and 2 onions boiled until soft and pureed, ½ cup coconut cream, ½ cup natural yoghurt, ½ cup cream, 400g tin tomatoes pureed, 1 tsp fresh ginger chopped finely, 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped finely, 1 tbsp chilli or capsicum chopped and seeded, 2 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp or 12.5 grams Butter Chicken Curry Blend, 1 tbsp almond meal (optional).

Melt the butter; add the chillies, ginger and coriander. Fry for a few minutes on medium heat, add the Butter Chicken Curry Blend and mix well and fry. Add the pureed onion and garlic and cook until mixture is well mixed, add the chicken and seal well, and then add the remaining ingredients. Cook until done and salt to taste. To thicken the gravy, simmer with the lid off until reaching the desired consistency. Garnish and serve hot with naan bread or rice and


... and I'm Madam Speaker... and I'm Madam Speaker

... and I'm Madam Speaker

Most importantly, the New Farm Park/Powerhouse Farmers' Markets are held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. Thank you Jan.

With those important NFP logistics out of the way, I'd like to give you all some background to my stellar career, starting a very long time ago when I sought fame and fortume on TV. Surprised you shouldn't be. I'll be quoting much from a past Article put together by Caroline Wilson of The Age Newspaper in Melbourne. She's has done very well since, now being the Chief AFL Editor for the same Newspapwer. Caro does good work and whilst some of the content of the Article is a little non-Bron, I'll put up with it, I'm good at that.
I'll be recounting the heady days of the Gillard Government where I reaked havoc at a lot of levels, and not just in the Parliament. I stood proudly with Tony A. and Sophie M. at the Alan Jones' "Ditch the Witch" thing. What a day, and it was just down the road !
I was privileged to go to Sophie's Wedding, She really is a woman of calibre. We all miss her. There is a lovely pic of some really good friends, taken at the wedding, peas in a pod, I was told.Tony A. when he found out I was going, asked me whether I would like to go on his tab. I raised eyebrows and he just winked at me. He's a bit of a worry at times. I think I paid my own way, but I'll check. We were all told to eat most heartily at the Wedding; Sophie said that some old fellow she'd known for a while was paying for most of it. She's known some fine people, likely, I'm told, to their regret.
And now the havoc I'm reaking on current Parliament processes. I'm really enjoying it. Taking instructions from people I'm not particlauly fond of is not easy. And they're on my side. The other lot ? They'll wait. Impartiality they're screaming: I've never heard of it ! My unrelenting efforts in sending offenders from the House makes for great Television, and Tony A. said that's what it is all about. He wants me to learn to swagger. Question Time is my favourite.
Anyway, first up here is some early 1993 work. (it doesn't include my activity as the Kerosene Queen of the Country; that will come after).

Twenty years before Bronwyn Bishop was in Parliament she was on TV. 

Caroline Wilson reveals the tricks of the trade that have made her the most popular figure in an unpopular party. 

BRONWYN BISHOP was born to perform. The daughter of an opera singer, she learned how to breathe properly while listening, as a child, to her mother rehearse in her bedroom.

Kathleen Congreve was a dramatic soprano with the Australian Opera Company who also sent her daughter to singing lessons. If young Bronwyn never excelled as a songstress she can thank those lessons for her immaculate delivery. As a public speaker she has been averaging three performances a day, including weekends, for most of this year.

 The same child never put her face to the sun and her complexion remains creamy white to this day. And she never blushes.

 Like the famous hairdo she lets down only to wash, Bronwyn Bishop's face is always smooth, its wrinkles are few and never contorted and her lips always perfectly pencilled and colored.

 All this whatever her latest performance, be it as a Rugby League hooker for a hammy magazine shoot or for an interview on the ABC's `Lateline', for which she has been willing to stand in a cow paddock at night, her stilettos slowly sinking into a patch of mud.Always the performance. She posed for `The Sunday Age' one freezing night last week in Collins Street outside the Athenaeum Club _ her chosen resting place in Melbourne.

``This is going to be a great picture," calls photographer Wayne Ludbey as the Liberal senator remains the embodiment of poise while trams and cars whiz past her. ``Remember me when you're in the Lodge.

Senator Bishop, 50, smiles her perfect smile. ``I will," she almost giggles

 (to be cont.)
... and I'm Madam Speaker

Our Saturday crowds are truly appreciative of the displays, the products and the presence of all Exhibitors. We have regularly featured individual exhibitors throughout the year, in the adjacent snippet of pics. and news. We'll continue to do so next year.

Long term exhibitors Edwin and Karen Clark continue to attract a lot of enquiries and interest from our Market visitors. For a long time, they have occupied that very public "change of direction" , just opposite our Fishmonger friend. Edwin and Karen at every opportunity upgrade their fascinationg display of maps and prints, some with much localness and others not so. The recent New Farm book releases "Reflections on New Farm " and " Tides of Teneriffe" are now included in the display. The website www.map-printmaker.com.au contains some great material.

I heard the comment that on days like these, we tend to see less pets !

We’ve got so many new ideas planned for upcoming sessions.

Our early 2010 timetables are listed here.

24th April  2010 – Saturday

8th May 2010 - Saturday

22nd May 2010 – Saturday

The current exhibitor GALLERY can be found via the lower RH Block.

New Farm Weather Today

Join our Newsletter

Want to keep up with what's going on in New Farm Park?


Invalid format.

We will never share your address

Market exhibitors

Market exhibitorsRead more